Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Word "Easter" Banned By Alabama Elementary School

An "Easter" Egg Hunt was initially cancelled by Heritage Elementary School in Madison Alabama because principal Lydia Davenport was trying to do damage control before it even became a problem. Apparently, she'd had problems in the past and wanted to make sure religiously diverse parents would not be offended:
“We had in the past a situation where we've had 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.”
Enough parents balked, but in order to keep the festivities there was a compromise: they will be doing away with the "Easter" part of the Easter egg hunt.

Davenport told WHNT TV:
“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,” she told the television station. “ A bunny is a bunny and a rabbit is a rabbit."

Source: Todd Starnes/FOX News

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