GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Friday, October 28, 2005

Halloween is cancelled...

Gee, if you don't like halloween, then keep your kids at home.
When students at Underwood Elementary School (Newton, MA) walk to their classrooms on Monday, there will be no witches, SpongeBob SquarePants, or Johnny Damons there to greet them.

No skeleton paintings or Frankenstein tattoos, either.

The school's principal said yesterday he acceded to the complaints of a handful of parents who said that because the school's traditional Halloween celebrations offended their religious beliefs, they would not send their children to school if the revelry continued this year.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Shane said...

Before you get your underwear in a knot aout those ignorant Christians again, I have read several reports of schools being asked to discontinue Hallowe'en celebrations because the PC police felt that witches reflected badly on poor Wiccans.

The fact that this school actually acted on legitmate parents' complaints instead of consulting some bureaucrat whose only job is to sit around and imagine who could be offended by any particular celebration and then proceed to outlaw it on that basis, is a good thing. Schools should be responsive to the parents who are their real employers.

That being said, It is a tough issue. If you go the other way and allow any religious celebration from any faith group represented in the school, you pit one group against another. There probably is a happy medium that can be charted by reasonable thinking people, but I believe that unless reasonable thought is stipulated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement of whichever local iteration of the teachers' union is, they can't do it.

3:57 PM  

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