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Elementary School Bans The Name ‘Easter Bunny’

From CBS’ northern Alabama affiliate, WHNT:

Madison School Modifies Student Easter Egg Hunt, Citing ‘Religious Diversity’ Conflicts

By David Wood | March 19, 2013

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Teachers at Heritage [sic] Elementary School in Madison were informed Monday their plans to have an “academic egg hunt” with their kindergarten and second grade students would need to be scrapped.

The school’s principal, Lydia Davenport, informed staff no activities related to or centered around any religious holiday would be allowed in the interest, she says, of religious diversity among students.

There is nothing biblical about Easter bunnies or colorful plastic eggs or synthetic iridescent grass clippings — but the perceived need to modify the student egg hunt has many parents upset; less upset, they say about the need to preserve religious freedom and more about their students’ freedom to simply be a kid.

“We had in the past,” explains principal Lydia Davenport, “a parent to question us about some of the things we do here at school, so we’re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody’s differences.”

Have they ever had a parent complain about the teaching of sex education? Possibly based on religious diversity? How did they react to that?

Teachers had originally planned to participate in a ‘quiz bowl’ egg hunt where students would chime in to answer with egg buzzers and search for answers to quiz questions in “Easter eggs”. It sounds simply like fun and games — no rugged crosses cloaked in purple silk, no images of hands clasped in prayer; just eggs — plastic ones. But Heritage School administrators came up with a compromise to allow the student activity to continue.

“We compromised by allowing teachers to use other different kinds of shapes besides eggs in the classroom to put those questions in the students will be answering.”

Yippee! The kids still get to have a quiz. What a great party. And what a typical ‘compromise’ when dealing with liberals.

Davenport says Madison City Schools have no policy in place regarding observance of religious holidays. Elementary school teachers in Madison are allowed to choose the two parties they wish their respective classes to participate in each year. The egg hunt and quiz bowl will go on, just without any mention of the word “Easter”.

“Kids love the bunny,” smiles Davenport, “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; a bunny is a bunny and a rabbit is a rabbit,” Davenport concluded.

Is there a right to never hear about any other religion? Where is that in the Constitution?

Principal Davenport says one of her kindergarten teachers has students that represent six different religious denominations. It is the need to make sure religiously diverse students do not feel uncomfortable, she says, that prompted the decision to change the semantics on the school egg hunt.

Wouldn’t it be great if the Second Amendment were treated with the same regard as the totally imaginary ‘separation of church and state’?

Of course, in reality, our public schools today teach religion far more dogmatically than any church has ever been done before. They teach Orthodox Liberalism, and any heretic who dares to deviate from liberal doctrine is immediately punished.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Elementary School Bans The Name ‘Easter Bunny’”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    A beach by any other name would be (clam)Lydia Davenport.
    It use to be fun to go to school before the PC NAZIS stormtrooped their arses into our world.

  2. captstubby says:

    ” people relate the Easter bunny to religion.”

    next on the list ,
    santa clause and Christmas.

    the need to make sure religiously diverse students do not feel uncomfortable,”

    what a” as long as you live” traumatic event that would be.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Of all the teachings the Bible has, the Resurrection is perhaps the most important. When I was a kid, being secular was fine. We had large numbers of Catholics, Episcopalians, Methodists, etc. But Easter was a BIG DEAL. I remember even talking about Christ’s resurrection on the bus one day and why it was important.

    Sadly, the national socialists, as always…in their efforts to eliminate Christianity, seek to fill that void with whatever man-made gobbledygook they can find. Usually, it culminates in worshipping another human being.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    Usually it culminates in worshipping another human being.
    You nailed it, Rusty.

  5. GetBackJack says:

    Remembering our Risen Savior, brought to you by Brachs Candies and Wal-Mart. Early bird specials beginning 6am Easter Sunday. Don’t forget Good Friday specials on ham in the Grocery Department!

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