Even the prime minister has joined in the backlash, saying the Trust is wrong to have scrapped any mention of the Christian festival.
“I’m not just a vicar’s daughter, I’m a member of the National Trust as well,” she told ITV during a visit to Amman, Jordan. “I think the stance they have taken is absolutely ridiculous. I don’t know what they are thinking about frankly.”
However, the prime minister said the National Trust had not understood the importance of the festival. “Easter’s very important. It’s important to me,” she said. “It’s a very important festival for the Christian faith for millions across the world. So I think what the National Trust is doing is frankly just ridiculous.”
The archbishop of York said the decision to omit “Easter” from the egg hunt was “tantamount to spitting on the grave of [John] Cadbury” – the chocolate company’s founder.
In truth, however, the Cadbury Trust has for decades been one of the main sources of funds for a myriad of ultra-liberal and far-left groups, all of whose efforts are converging today is an increasingly aggressive and intolerant war on Christianity and traditional British identity.
If Christians and patriots want to resist this assault, they have to get involved and organise!