School Bans The Word "EASTER"

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Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs � but they can�t call them �Easter Eggs� have the principal banished the word for the sake of religious diversity.

�We had in the past a parent to question us about some of the things we do here at school,� said Heritage Elementary School principal Lydia Davenport. �So we�re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody�s differences.�

Television station WHNT reported that teachers were informed that no activities related to or centered around any religious holiday would be allowed � in the interest of religious diversity.

�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.�

Teachers had planned to have an Easter egg-themed quiz bowl where boys and girls would ring in with egg buzzers and search for answers hidden in Easter eggs.

�I don�t get upset about too many things, but this upsets me,� one parent wrote to the television station. �Even non-believers enjoy a good egg hunt. Kids need to enjoy being kids.�

Davenport reconsidered the ban after meeting with district leaders � but she still won�t allow teachers to use the word �Easter.�

�We compromised by allowing teachers to use other different kinds of shapes besides eggs in the classroom,� she told the television station.

But the good news, according to Madison City School Board member Phil Schmidt is that students are going to be allowed to have eggs.

�The principal was trying to be extremely cautious about having anything religious in the school � probably more cautious than she needed to be.,� he told Fox News. �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.�


Schmidt said Madison is a very religious community and when it comes to beliefs � they are diverse and tolerant.

At the same time � he said it�s important to put things in perspective.

�Don�t over think it,� he said. �It�s the Easter Bunny. People have known there are multi-colored eggs that have been a symbol of Easter for a long, long, long, long time. I don�t think you want to over think it. I don�t think our parents want us to over think it.�

And besides, Schmidt pointed out � they even have an Easter Egg Roll at the White House.

�So having Easter eggs at a school doesn�t seem like it would be a huge stretch,� he said.

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/to ... aster.html
 

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This is ALABAMA folks. Not NY or CA. The indoctrination has crept behind the lines.

We need a day of reckoning.
 

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Well, on the one hand I'm glad egg hunting and Easter are getting banned. The word "Easter" is not found anywhere in the Bible. Rabbits, eggs, etc... it's acually a pagan fertility holiday and to me is an affront to the true reason of celebrating Christ's sacrifice and resurrection for us. On the other hand, I totally agree. People who are against Christianity are peeling away our rights like the layers on an onion. Eventaully we will have lost our culture as well as our rights.
 

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Pic IN the Casa said:
This is ALABAMA folks. Not NY or CA. The indoctrination has crept behind the lines.

We need a day of reckoning.

Don't seem so far away any more does it??
 

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So religious political correctness has successfully landed in small town Alabama. It's a sad day in American history, indeed.

Little by little, town by town, district by district, county by county, State by State, and nationally, liberalism is winning in the US just like it won in Western Europe. We might as well cut to the chase. Join the Euro and turn our churches into museums. Secular, social Democracy is here to stay. Our present course to the future has already taken place across the Atlantic and it's failing right before our eyes, but we are following it full steam ahead both economically and socially.
 

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Yeah, this is in Madison Alabama - less than 10 miles from where I work in Huntsville, AL. Hope & Change is coming to us folks. If it offends even one person, strike it from the books and never mention it again. Especially if it concerns God and Christianity. How satisfying it would be to be a teacher at that school and not need the $'s of employment so you could walk out and leave a classrooom of kids for the Principal to deal with.

http://whnt.com/2013/03/19/madison-scho ... conflicts/
 

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You knew it was coming after all the x-mas stuff.
Anything and everything traditional to American society is fair game and under attack.
 

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Rebel said:
Well, on the one hand I'm glad egg hunting and Easter are getting banned. The word "Easter" is not found anywhere in the Bible. Rabbits, eggs, etc... it's acually a pagan fertility holiday and to me is an affront to the true reason of celebrating Christ's sacrifice and resurrection for us. On the other hand, I totally agree. People who are against Christianity are peeling away our rights like the layers on an onion. Eventaully we will have lost our culture as well as our rights.

I agree with this completely.

What should be the most holy of Christian holidays was corrupted centuries ago. Even the actual word "Easter" is derived from the pagan fertility goddess. The entire Easter holiday with bunnies, candy, eggs, etc. that we expose our kids to has zero to do with Christ or Christianity. Apparently, our ancestors were able to warp our religion as much as we have.
 

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de novo said:
Rebel said:
Well, on the one hand I'm glad egg hunting and Easter are getting banned. The word "Easter" is not found anywhere in the Bible. Rabbits, eggs, etc... it's acually a pagan fertility holiday and to me is an affront to the true reason of celebrating Christ's sacrifice and resurrection for us. On the other hand, I totally agree. People who are against Christianity are peeling away our rights like the layers on an onion. Eventaully we will have lost our culture as well as our rights.

I agree with this completely.

What should be the most holy of Christian holidays was corrupted centuries ago. Even the actual word "Easter" is derived from the pagan fertility goddess. The entire Easter holiday with bunnies, candy, eggs, etc. that we expose our kids to has zero to do with Christ or Christianity. Apparently, our ancestors were able to warp our religion as much as we have.

Good point and it might be admirable if the principle stated that as justification rather than basing her decision on potentially offending non-Christians.
 

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Pic IN the Casa said:
This is ALABAMA folks. Not NY or CA. The indoctrination has crept behind the lines.

We need a day of reckoning.

I grew up in Madison Co. and one thing to keep in mind is this is a military town. Not your average Al. town. 95% transplants from all over the world due to Redstone arsenal. One reason why I left my home town. This doesn't surprise me.
 

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ferg said:
We have lost our collective minds -

I wonder how much trouble I will get in when I give my entire branch OFF for GOOD FRIDAY ?????

ferg.....
Careful...Good Friday may soon be replaced with Hope and Change day.
 

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These absolutely evil led followers have fully infiltrated our culture, our Christian based culture, and have begun to spread their disease all over now, and so sadly , our school leadership has now completely fallen as well. Only Easter eggs you might say? Just imagine what this old world will be like without any references to Christ...can you? I can tell you what it will be like, hell, and that's the direction we're heading as fast as they can drive us there, and we continue to ride along.
 

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