Political correctness strikes again! The state this takes place in is good ol’ Alabama…the school principal, Lydia Davenport has banned the word ‘EASTER‘ at the school this year…she says; ” “Kids love the bunny, and we just make sure we don’t say ‘the Easter bunny’ so that we don’t infringe on the rights of others, because people relate the Easter bunny to religion.” blah blah blah and all that jazz!
Here comes Peter Cottontail, but he’s not hopping down the bunny trail because Easter’s on it’s way. At least not at Heritage Elementary School in Madison, Alabama.
Heritage principal Lydia Davenport said “We had in the past a parent to question us about some of the things we do here at the school.”
So, because of questioning, there will be no Easter. And, almost, no eggs.
There will still be a bunny. Just not an Easter bunny.
The original plan had been for teachers to host an Easter egg-themed quiz game where students would buzz in to answer the questions using egg buzzers. The would also be able to search for answers hidden in Easter eggs.
At first the school announced the quiz game would continue but with different shapes, not eggs.
One parent told the local television station, ““I don’t get upset about too many things, but this upsets me. Even non-believers enjoy a good egg hunt. Kids need to enjoy being kids.”
Watch this report below…it’s a good one:
Phil Schimdt, a Madison City School Board member told Fox News “The prinicipal was trying to be extremely cautious about having anything religious in the school – probably more cautious than she needed to be. In this world of schools, it’s probably better to be cautious than reckless. But at the same time you’ve got to use good judgment about it.”
Davenport indicated that the school’s intent was to make sure that students from diverse backgrounds still feel comfortable. She noted that one kindergarten class in the school has students from six different religious backgrounds.
Ironically, eggs, bunnies and even the word Easter do not necessarily have their origins in Christianity. Eggs and bunnies represent spring.
In most European languages, the name for Easter is traced from the Latin Pascha, which comes from the Hebrew name for “Passover.” Although some scholars believe that the word comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre who had been celebrated in April from ancient times and during the Middle Ages. [Religion News]
In a world where Christmas break is now Winter Break and even Santa Claus is banned in some schools, the next obvious victim of political correctness was the Easter Bunny.
Hope you and yours all have a ‘Happy Easter, Easter, Easter‘!
Throw in your two-cents, what do you think about all of this?…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!