This is what happens when moonbats take over school boards:
A school in Florida has not only banned Christmas — but everything associated with the Christian holiday.
Teachers at Heathrow Elementary School have been ordered to banish images of Santa Claus from classrooms — along with traditional Christmas colors like red and green.
“You can’t use red and green,” one outraged parent told WESH. “It’s ridiculous.”
The parent, who serves as a volunteer room mother, said she was recently given a list of guidelines that listed the holiday restrictions.
She said the basic theme of the letter was, “We don’t want to offend anyone who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus or the Christian beliefs.”
That last bit is so unctuous, disingenuous, and and insulting, it’s making my eyes water. Conflating belief in Santa with belief in Jesus is a favorite militant atheist ploy.
So by not offending a few atheists (and kids who don’t believe in Santa Clause?), they wind up offending the vast majority of people who would like to see their children experience the holiday in a normal, traditional manner.
Nobody is advocating that Christianity be pushed on children at school, but since Christmas is an official state holiday, schools should feel free to recognize it with traditional images, songs and carols. ” Winter festival” is not an official anything, and deserves no special attention, so what’s the point of “celebrating the season” with some bland, meaningless, winter theme? Kids learn about the seasons in first grade.
A district spokesperson told WESH that so far no parents have complained.
No, it looks like they’re going right over their heads to complain about their stupidity to the local media.
The results of a poll taken at WESH show that people overwhelmingly disapprove of the district’s anti-Christmas policy:
|Do you think restricting Christmas decor at schools is going too far?
||Percentage of 3,079 Votes
|Thank you for participating in our survey.
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers
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