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British Hospital Rolls Over on Hot-Cross Bun Ban

Let them eat crescent rolls!

That might be the response from the kitchen staff at Poole Hospital in Dorset, England, where officials have banned hot-cross buns — a traditional Easter treat — for fear of upsetting non-Christians.

The decision prompted an angry response from hospital workers, the Daily Mail of London reported.

"We the kitchen staff of Poole Hospital were disgusted to find that the patients were not getting hot cross buns this morning," read a letter published on Good Friday. "The manager of the catering department said he was worried about the ethnic minorities that work here."

Click here to read complete Daily Mail story.

While hospital officials reversed themselves on Easter Monday and allowed kitchen staff to bake and distribute hot-cross buns, the ban is the latest example of official bodies in the United Kingdom attempting to remove the religious message from Christian festivals in the name of political correctness.

Hot cross buns have been eaten on Good Friday for centuries.

They are believed by some historians to pre-date Christianity, although they were not called 'hot cross buns' until the late 18th century.