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Elementary School Says Goodbye to the Word 'Easter'

By Bobby Eberle

Here we go again! The politically correct, diversity overload, let's cater to the single complainer and ignore the majority people have struck again. This time it involves the annual Easter egg hunt at an Alabama elementary school. Apparently, the principal has decided that the word Easter may be offensive to some people... so out it goes... and the Easter egg hunt with it!

First, let's state the obvious. Easter, like Christmas, is a Christian religious holiday. Yes, you are probably thinking, "Duh," but for some people the meaning of Christmas and Easter is somehow elusive. Plus, as I've learned over the years, there's no such thing as common sense when it comes to the left wing, politically correct agenda.

As reported by WHNT News, children at Heritage Elementary School in Madison, Alabama will not be having an Easter egg hunt this year, because the egg hunt is associated with Easter, and Easter may be offensive to some people. Are you kidding me? Here's the story:

 

This is unreal. The principal, Lydia Davenport, says that she doesn't want to offend anyone. Her entire course of action is offensive! You can have a bunny, but you can't call it an Easter bunny. Hello! This is Easter time. Of course it's an Easter bunny.

One Heritage parent wrote in an email response:
“I don’t get upset about too many things, but this upsets me. What is this world coming to? I am a Christian and proud to announce it. But even non-believers enjoy a good egg hunt. Kids need to enjoy being kids.”

“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.”

My kids are off from school tomorrow, because it's Good Friday. It's not some after Spring Break break. It's part of Easter weekend, and this is America... where Christian religious holidays are celebrated.

The idea that the shape of the containers needs to be changed because that could remind people of the Easter bunny which would then remind them of Easter which would then offend them in some way is crazy. What's happening to this country???

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Upset? Please let Lydia Davenport at Heritage Elementary School know how you feel.

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  1. mldouggComment by mldougg
    March 28, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    Of course. Easter is nothing more to these people than Sunday with a big dinner and candy thrown in.

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    • gopluvaComment by gopluva
      March 28, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

      Thats a bunch of junk. I went to their website and didnt find a way to tell this person what I think. I guess there wont be any pinatas on cinco de mayo, no prayer rugs for muslim children, no santa at christmas. Why do they try so hard to indoctrinate our christian and other religious kids to make them secular idiots. Anyone that relates a bunny to the resurrection of Christ is as dumb as a rock. Easter egg hunts is just a game you play on Easter, no one equates it to a religious game.

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    • Frankly FrankComment by Frankly Frank
      March 28, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

      Go to the school site and leave a comment. I’m sure the diva will get the message. Don’t let the fact slip by because there is no “direct” method to contact her. Send the same message to the schoo board lettihng them know how you feel as well. After all,this is Holy Week and I will Celebrate Easter with Easter Eggs and all. That is politically correct to me. How about you?

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    • BobinmsComment by Bobinms
      March 28, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

      gopluva

      Click on this link then click on email.

      http://hrtg.madisoncity.k12.al.us/?PageName=%27Contact%27

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    • txbadonetooComment by txbadonetoo
      March 28, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

      If these Liberal dweebs dare to use any Muslim term in a Muslim holiday or anything.. I’m gonna blow a gasket.

      This anti Christian behavior is getting WAY overboard. People (you who read these articles) need to stand up and speak out in public when you see this chit.

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  2. Bayushi ZeroComment by Bayushi Zero
    March 28, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    Good God was that video difficult to watch.

    Every time the principal spoke, all I heard in my head was, “DERP! DERRRRRRRRRP!”

    How in God’s name have people in this country gotten so. Damned. Stupid?

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    • Frankly FrankComment by Frankly Frank
      March 28, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

      That’s a good question. Have you noticed the she, Maxine Waters and let’s tip Guam and sink it Hank Johnson think alike? Let’s not leave out the whole of the Democrats. I mean after all, the American people allowed Obama to remain in office. So you ask, how have the American people become so stupid? I’m not sure it takes much considering the backward way they think. Davenport said she was asked by “a” parent what goes on. She never said the parent questioned anything about “Easter” or eggs. I suspect that she’s so full of it that her eyes are brown as well.

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  3. capricorn1Comment by capricorn1
    March 28, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    gay marriage,easter being ridicueled,kids being made to stomp on jesus christ name,and that my friends is check mate in gods eyes.the wrath of god is not far from being a reality in america.
    our economy,our schools run by liberal atheist teaching our kids to hate america and there is no god,lost generations of young people most with no family structure,wild fires,hurricanes,twisters,earthquakes,all more frequent.

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  4. wlzevComment by wlzev
    March 28, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    It obviously never occurred to this politically correct robot that a better idea would have been to call the event an Easter/Spring Egg Hunt. This obviously secular event would then include everybody and offend only tyhe most rabid secularists.

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    • burner123Comment by burner123
      March 28, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

      Dropping Easter is Biblically correct. Easter appears one time in the KINGS JAMES BIBLE, Acts 4:12. It is a miss translation of PASCHA which means Passover. The eggs and bunny rabbit is of PAGAN origin. You can check this by using the Strong’s dictionary and then run the references. This one of the things that has crept into CHRISTIANITY.

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    • rrg51Comment by rrg51
      March 28, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

      Here’s a thought: find an innocuous name and have it as the observation of a past event where someone claiming to be God incarnate was railroaded, executed, and was divinely brought back to life on the third day.

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    • squirrellyComment by crowtoe
      March 29, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

      Burner 123,
      You r absolutely correct. The early Christians were smart enough to realize that “the new religion” would be more readily accepted is it could relate to or be incorporated into the “old religion”. Just as Christmas includes aspects of the Druid’s celebration of Winter Soltice,so does Easter include many aspects of the celebration of Spring. The name Easter itself was the name of a goddess. Spring has always been celebrated as the “return to life” after the winter. A “rebirth” if you will just as the Resurrection of Jesus fulfilled his promise that all who believed in him could be reborn. The Feast of Lupercal referred to in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” where Caesar asks Marc Antony to touch Calpurnia to ward off her barreness refers us to the Bunny, known for its fertility. Eggs are the very symbol of life as all life springs from seed or egg. This school which had been recognized for its excellence in education would have been better served by a principal who used this season as an opportunity to teach. I think she was more motivated by Michelle Obama’s pronouncement yesterday that the WH Easter Egg Roll would no longer bare that name, but something to do with Movement. It obviously was not catchy enough to remain in my memory bank.

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  5. gm1919Comment by gm1919
    March 28, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    Hell if it was called an Allah egg hunt that would be O.K. Sick of these disgusting secular and anti-christian morons. This is a judeo-christian country and if those few want to take away easter then I say get the hell out of dodge. Go to a secular socialist country and stop changing ours into one. Political correctness has permeated our society and there are some 23 or so percent who are destroying this country. Another reason we need alternate education to public schools. They teach and brain wash our children to be little statists. i am all for vouchers to parents to find alternative education at all grade levels. Charter schools home schooling and private schools are the only way to go. Public schools since 1966 have gone straight down the tubes.

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    • rolly0412Comment by rolly0412
      March 28, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

      Liberals are afraid to mess with the muslims – but they think it’s OK to bully and push Christians around, because they expect Christians not to push back and “turn the other cheek”.

      But our modern literal interpretation is wrong… We should consider the historical factors in Jesus’ time:
      “At the time of Jesus, striking someone deemed to be of a lower class with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. The other alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect demanding equality.”

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    • rocknrobynComment by rocknrobyn
      March 28, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

      I did send a message to the principal, as below…having no quibble with the Reason for this Season, there is no reason to keep children from having fun, right?
      Dear Madam,
      I hope by this time next year, you will have rethought your idea of banishing the Easter Egg Hunt. If you believe that this would offend a person of a different religious persuasion, it show how ignorant you are of Christianity. The Easter Bunny, Easter Eggs, egg rolling, baskets, et al, have nothing to do with religion! It is purely fun for children (of all ages) to participate in together. Jesus had nothing to do with eggs, or bunnies. Jesus is the reason (like Christmas) for the Season, but as Santa Claus has nothing to do with religion, neither does bunnies or eggs have to do with it. Please allow children to be children in your school…they have so little time to be innocent these days.
      Thank you,
      A mother and grandmother

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  6. vickimarieComment by vickimarie
    March 28, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    Easter; (also known as EOSTRE, OSTARA, ISHTAR, ASTARTE, ASHTORETH, SEMIRAMIS) “Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips..” Exodus 23:13. So why have we compromised this commandment and associated the name of a pagan goddess with the resurrection of our Messiah???
    Easter was originally the celebration of Ishtar, the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility and sex. Her symbols (like the egg and the bunny) were and still are fertility and sex symbols (or did you actually think eggs and bunnies had anything to do with the resurrection?). After Constantine decided to Christianize the Empire, Easter was changed to represent Jesus. But at its roots, Easter (which is how you pronounce Ishtar) is all about celebrating fertility and sex.

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    • Allen SComment by Allen S
      March 28, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

      The whole time I was growing up I never knew the history of the word Easter and it never changed my values or beliefs in what the Bible teaches about Resurrection Sunday. Yes, we had the Easter Baskets and dressed up in our finest and went to church just like we did every Sunday. My children and their children were/are being raised the same way and we don’t associate the Easter basket or the candy or any of the trimmings with the glorious truth about our Lord dying on the cross for our sins. We are a very strong Christian family and the little children are not harmed by getting a Easter basket. If anything was said it was for a new awakening of a new season with all the fresh loveliness of spring time. A new beginning just like we have a new beginnng with Jesus Christ when we believe in Him. John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in ME will live even if he dies…

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    • Frankly FrankComment by Frankly Frank
      March 28, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

      I’m not sure I go along with that Vicimarie.

      Easter is not a pagan holiday as you indicate. Taking into consideration one word you chose, “Eostre”, only exists in English. And this was written by a Christian Monk only after a supposed worship of Eostre. And if memory serves me correctly, there is no written word or history of anyone who has worshiped Eostre or for that matter any specific holiday for Eostre. Eostre is a myth. Most of the claims that Eostre and Easter are related are false. Easter and Easter Eggs are Christian based. That is a verifiable truth.

      The word Easter is based on Pesach which is the Hebrew word for Passover which we know Jesus celebrated before He was crucified.

      Easter, linked to the Jewish Passover is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. You know the history I’m sure so no need to go into it here. It’s history. Now on to Easter eggs.

      Easter eggs… Easter eggs are special eggs that have a long history. They celebrate Easter or springtime. A time of renewal. A time when new life presents itself to the world. The Easter Egg also represents or symbolizes the empty tomb. If you extract the contents before coloring it. It also represents the stone of the tomb. To Christians it is a reminder that Jesus rose for the grave and we who believe will also experience eternal life.

      The practice of Easter eggs goes back over 5000 years ago. Way before Christians adopted the practice which I believe was recorded around 1610. I could go on but I won’t. Do the research… You may find it interesting.

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    • vickimarieComment by vickimarie
      March 28, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

      I don’t want to get into a debate here but I must point out one thing. I am Jewish and celebrating Pesach/Passover right now. Passover has nothing, not one thing to do with easter. Easter is a pagan holiday, eggs and bunnies are part of the pagan holiday of easter. Read your history! Read the history of Constatine who was not a christian but worshiped many false gods including ishtar and the sun gods. One reason the Jews won’t hold hands with the christan church is because of all the paganism within the church and that includes christmas

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    • burner123Comment by burner123
      March 28, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

      You have a good knowledge of religion.I use the word religion, because that is what the pagans had religion(a way of life) and that is totally different from Christianity. You are basically accurate. The Pagan days of celebrations were allowed to more or less pacify the masses. In a since it is the same as we do today(being politically correct). If we stay with the message that Jesus taught we will not have those problems. The rabbit is also a part of the fertility celebration as well as the egg. It is good to communicate with people that study and don’t just go along to get along. May GOD Bless You.

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    • freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
      March 28, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

      Being Jewish, I assume you are strong in your faith, and would protect it to the death, as would Christians, their faith.
      What if Nobama, and or his Administration suddenly proclaimed that all of your Holidays, or Celebrations would have to be given different names, not to reflect your God, and could hot even mention your God?.

      This is what it is really about, Any religion should be allowed to express their beliefs, by wearing appropriate wear during times of their individual Celebrations, and display any symbols of that celebration they choose.

      The Government, Administration, Barrack Hussien Obama, have decided to take anything to do with the Christian faith, and even the name of GOD, and JESUS away from us being able to put it anywhere. He has stomped all over Christianity, while the Administration, some which I am sure are Christians, just let it pass, quite silently. What if, he demands that Christian Churches are disallowed to say the name of God, or Jesus, not to be against Gays and Gay marriage, all completely Super Sins, Even though our Bible speaks quite clearly about this, and these are part of the total sins of those Cities. which led God to cause the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Although you call God, and Jesus by different names than Christians do, when it is all said and done, We serve the same deities, only naming them differently.
      Barack Hussein Obama rants and raves about separation of Church and State, when he is the greatest offender of that rule. But when He, Barack Hussein Obama, decides to take away Christians, Nativity Scenes, and the words of our God, and Jesus from even street sides, and even Christmas, he has indeed mixed the Government and Christianity. AKA Church and State.
      He is a snake, and speaks from both sides of his mouth. He lies consistently, and back peddles, or blames someone else if he is caught doing so.
      I am not, nor have I ever, been against any religion, or their displaying symbols of their faiths, or their Holiday or customs Celebrations. So why is it so terrible that we also do so?.

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    • vickimarieComment by vickimarie
      March 28, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

      Here is a question for you: Do you want to serve God your way? or Do you want to serve God the way He commands you to serve him?
      Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips..” Exodus 23:13
      Celebrating easter is not serving God His way, for He has said not to invoke the name of other gods, which if you are celebrating a pagan goddess is exactly what you are doing.

      Deu 12:29-31 “When YHWH your Elohim does cut off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land, guard yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire about their mighty ones, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their mighty ones? And let me do so too.? “Do not do so to YHWH your Elohim, for every abomination which YHWH hates they have done to their mighty ones, for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their mighty ones.”
      The ultimate choice is yours, but there will be a day we will stand before the Almighty and I know I want to hear Him say; “Well done my good and faithful servant.” not; “Depart from me you lawless ones.”

      Luk 13:24 Strive to enter in by the narrow door: for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
      Luk 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, open to us; and he shall answer and say to you, I know you not whence ye are;
      Luk 13:26 then shall ye begin to say, We did eat and drink in thy presence, and thou didst teach in our streets;
      Luk 13:27 and he shall say, I tell you, I know not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
      The definition of iniquity is sin and being lawless, being lawless means without the word of God, not following the word of God, the Torah, the laws.

      The Scripture is clear. . . We are called to be witnesses. Let’s not bring shame to the Name of our Messiah by embracing that which He calls evil.

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    • freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
      March 29, 2013 @ 12:38 am

      You Surely cannot be talking to me! Since you quote from my own Bible. I serve the only God I know, and he Is called by many names. I AM, God, Master, Lord God, Heavenly father, Hosanna, the first and the last, the alpha and omega, the Beginning and the end. I serve, nor hold any aliecence to, any other.
      He is in Heaven, and sent his only son to die for the sins of the world, John 3:16, that whosoever believeth in him, and call upon his name for forgiveness, shall indeed be saved, providing that it was not just all empty words, but deeply meant, and Heart and Soul felt, and being born again in the experience, and taken over by the holy spirit. I serve only one God. Mine is in Heaven, along with his Son, who died, was buried, and arose from death three days later. He said, “ I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am you may also be, and if it were not so, I would have told ”.

      I do not care what others call their Gods, I do not care if they have their own celebrations, festivities, worships, or any other sign they prefer to show during their times of their own Worship. I serve only 1 God, the one I believe in with all my Heart and Soul, who is in Heaven, and awaiting the time when the world has completely soiled itself, become corrupt, and sexually deviant, Ignoring him, serving false Gods, and living in complete Sin, as it was in Sodom and Gomorrah. except for those alive and born again, and saved through Jesus Christ our lord and Savior, who will be caught up in the clouds with him. As I mentioned, I serve the Only God I know, and this is why I will have earned my own place in Heaven, and will also hear the words, ” Well done though good and faithful Servant”. I am working on all the Crowns I can receive. I am Blessed, I am Born Again, I am a devout Christian, Believer, and witness, all of my Sins have been forgiven me, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. According to the word of God. I Would, and will, die for my faith, need be, with not a single tear for doing so. I witness to any who will hear me, and hope that all end up in Heaven, but unfortunately, this will not be. Too many backs are turned to God, and in love with Sin, and the promises and things of Satan.
      According to the scriptures, I believe we are entering the end times. Much is happening as was prophesied in the Scriptures over 2,000 years ago. I beg all who have not made their piece with God, to do so before the opportunity is removed from you.
      Yes, the Scriptures Are quite clear, and I follow them to my very best ability.

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  7. MichaellabordeComment by Michaellaborde
    March 28, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    Imbeciles come a crawling out of the woodwork. Where in the world do they get these communists?

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  8. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    March 28, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    Politically Correct?.
    What exactly is Politically correct?. A Country which has to bow deeply to Barrack Hussein Obama’s personal grudges, and totally secular thoughts, deeds, actions and proclamations.
    He won’t allow God, Jesus, or any religious words, objects, or celebrations, while he observes each and every Muslim Holliday. What the Hell is wrong with this picture?.
    We are being pruned, to become a Muslim Country, if BHO has anything to do with it. thus Communism, Marxism,and Muslimism Will be our Country’s main way of being run. Just as in the past, Christians will have to run and hide for their lives, while being sought out to slay.

    We need to shed this man who sits in the President’s chair, along with every follower of him, to try and save our once Great Country, which is falling deeply to this Politically Correct Administration

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  9. thomasjeffersonComment by thomasjefferson
    March 28, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    E-mail the school. Let them know that those of us who are Christian do not appreciate the school bowing to atheists. When belief in God and Christ have been diminished in the schools you get nothing but anarchy in the school. The younger the child the stronger the anarchy becomes.

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  10. bwtankerComment by bwtanker
    March 28, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    i can see this politically correct is total crazy.the whole country is being influenced by one party that is wrong and reeks of a communist air.i have been here for 61 years and the way things are going that may be to long.stop the world i want off i can’t handle much more of this craziness

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    • leadfoot320Comment by leadfoot320
      March 28, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      I AGREE ! I GREW UP WHEN AMERICA WAS A GREAT NATION ! I HAVE NEVER BEEN OFFENDED BY PASS OVER OR CINCO DE MIO, OR BUDA OR ANY OTHER HOLIDAY ! i don’t care if you are black, brown, red, OR GREEN ! TO EACH HIS OWN !
      WHAT I OBJECT TO IS A FEW TELLING EVERY ONE ELSE WHAT TO DO !
      IF YOU DON’T LIKE EASTER EGG HUNTS, DON’T GO ! IF YOU DON’T LIKE CHRISTMAS DON’T CELEBRATE IT !
      I’VE BEEN AROUND FOR 70 YEARS ! I HAVE JEWISH FRIEND, BLACK FRIENDS, HOMOSEXUAL FRIENDS, AND SOME I DON’T KNOW ABOUT !
      TO EACH HIS OWN !
      I BELIEVE IN CHOICE, GUNS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, BIBLE, RACING, AND LIVING BY WHAT I BELIEVE IS RIGHT ! IT IS MY CHOICE !
      I JUST FEEL SORRY FOR MY GRAND CHILDREN THAT WILL NEVER KNOW AMERICA AS IT WAS !

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  11. johnnylingo62Comment by johnnylingo62
    March 28, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    Interesting – not saying “Easter Bunny” during this time of year offends me, how’s the principal going to deal with that.
    And yeah, teaching my 11yr old about Sex Education and how to use a condom, showing photos of male/female private parts in school also offends me!

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  12. BobinmsComment by Bobinms
    March 28, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    Did you notice that the school is the home of the RAMS! Oh my God how offensive!

    Rams remind me of sheep, sheep remind me of the good shepherd and the good shepherd reminds me of Christ! They have got to get rid of that Ram religious icon! Somebody call the ACLU!

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  13. josemledonComment by josemledon
    March 28, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    I am sick and tired of cold blooded spineless Unions lefties educators like this principal,Lydia Davenport who always worry about insulting some other spineless.This is a Free Country and most American believe in God.This is not some Christian,right wing,political push,but a fact,because Christian men and women,on Christian principles,founded this Nation,and this is clearly documented It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools.If God offends you,then I suggest you consider another part of the world as you home,because God is part of our culture.’
    We will accept your beliefs,and will not question why.All we ask is to you accept ours,and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.
    ‘Now this is OUR COUNTRY,OUR LAND,and OUR LIFESTYLE,and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this.But once you are done complaining,whining,and griping about Our Pledge,Our Christian beliefs,or Our Way of Life,I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great American freedom,’THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.’(this has been say before)

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  14. sceptic3Comment by sceptic3
    March 28, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    So what’s wrong with parent power? Keep the kids out of school, deluge the principles office with complaints, Moms for the egg hunt,stick it up your PC etc. You get my drift? don’t take it lying down.

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    • fedupwithbadgovComment by fedupwithbadgov
      March 29, 2013 @ 2:57 am

      This is a great idea. Keep the kids home for a few days. The schools get paid on the number of students that attend each day. Hurt them in the pocketbook and the school board will have to take action instead of sitting on their “political rears” doing nothing about a unilateral decision by someone who is messing with a tradition that has existed long before they were even a gleam in their father’s eye.

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  15. srfhouseComment by srfhouse
    March 28, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    They can require my children to observe black history month and do a required report on Martin Luther King, but they can’t use the word Easter because someone may get offended. Maybe just maybe every once in a while it is the ONE person that is offended that needs to be tolerant. And maybe just maybe there is an educator out there somewhere that has enough horse sense to know when and not when to act like a brain dead liberal idiot.

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  16. Haywood JablomieComment by Haywood Jablomie
    March 28, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    The muddy-headed left doesn’t understand what tolerance means. It means that we need to TOLERATE those who have different religions and customs than ours. We can’t beat them up, we can’t burn down their houses, and we can’t throw them in jail. We must TOLERATE them.

    What “tolerance” does NOT mean is that we must change our traditions and customs to suit those with with other faiths or customs for fear of “offending” them. Tolerance does not mean that we have to kiss their arses in any way at all.

    Someone needs to school liberals on the meaning of “tolerance.”

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  17. Haywood JablomieComment by Haywood Jablomie
    March 28, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    The liberals have already won the War on Christmas. Christmas has become the Lord Voldemort of holidays: The Name That Shall Not Be Uttered! It was only a matter of time before they turned their sights on Easter. Wait…they already have. Are you old enough to remember Easter Vacation? I am. It’s now called “Spring Break.”

    By the way, please join the nationwide BOYCOTT on merchants who advertise for our Christmas shopping business, but refuse to use the word “Christmas” in their ads or their stores. Deluge them with emails saying you don’t shop for “holiday gifts”, but only for Christmas gifts. This is the ONLY way we’re going to stop the denigrating of our traditions.

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  18. BobinmsComment by Bobinms
    March 28, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    One good think about all this is that we know the faculty and especially the principal do not celebrate Good Friday,Christmas and Thanksgiving because they are religious holidays. If they do, I’m sure that they take the days off without pay so as to not offend.

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  19. Jota_Comment by Jota_
    March 28, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    It is getting harder and harder for kids to do anything which isn’t wrong in someone’s eyes.

    So lets just double the dosage on what ever drug they are giving them so they don’t move at all, then lets ignore the fact the common link in school shootings were prescription drugs

    But lets make sure they don’t have any fun because they might be exposed to some belief system

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  20. carrComment by carr
    March 28, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    The principal, Lydia Davenport, says that she doesn’t want to offend anyone. HUH! Lydia Davenport you offend me and probably 90% of the people reading this article! and at least 50% of the country if they were to read the article.

    Who is it that you don’t want to offend then? I know and we all know the political correct!

    Do you know why these Liberals and political hacks keep doing these same ridicules things, it’s probably because they know nothing will be done about it but pay it some lip service, and you know what, they are right! Read most of the comments, just lip service, a couple does suggest some type of action.

    Why is it we seldom read articles like let’s organize a group and march up to her office and let her know she’s over stepping her authority! How about let’s make sure she is fired!

    About Obama, I never hear the word impeachment used. That would take action! About politicians. Do you ever hear Quit lying!

    The point I’m trying to make is it will take action, not lip service if you want to change the political climate!

    Chuck Carr

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  21. rickinnevComment by rickinnev
    March 28, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    The DANGER to America is these horribly stupid people like this Lydia Davenport have not a clue that this is designed by the Muslim slime to help incite their Jihad within the Borders of the USA..so they plant some whining sniveling *** that runs to some blithering idiot like Lydia Davenport and sobs how they are so upset because of an Easter Bunny..and the spineless cretin idiot runs out and pampers the Pedophile Worshiper Muslim! This folks is exactly what is going on and when we have this horrific sickening stupidity teaching our children, it is imminent DANGER. FIRE THIS IDIOT.

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  22. dodgecharger4404Comment by dodgecharger4404
    March 29, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    I agree, this Lydia Davenport should be dismissed from her position. The same for every leftist, anti-Christian, anti-God or Islam sympathizing politician. Many of these people wish to make this country utterly void and empty of any Christian influence and belief, and have to some extent succeeded.

    The farther we get from Christianity, from the one true God, the more social, economic, and political problems we will have, the weaker this country will become.

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  23. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    March 29, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    The truly funny thing here is that the egg was originally a pagan symbol of spring and fertility. Maybe if the principal realized that she would be more comfortable with it.

    Easter, I am proud to say, is the most important holiday in the year because it is the culmination of God’s prophesy for the coming and actions of the Messiah who died to bring many to salvation. It isn’t about candy, it isn’t about eggs, it isn’t about bunnies. It is about celebrating that God loved us so much that today (Good Friday) He let His Son die for the redemption of our sins and on Easter He was raised as we all will be one day, to be in heaven with God.

    I’m so glad that we homeschool so our children will know the real meaning of Easter and not some ‘Hallmark Holiday’ version of it. May all Christians have a blessed Easter!

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  24. CowgirlComment by Cowgirl
    March 29, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    I don’t have any kids in school but if I heard anything like this **** that lydia Davenport did happening in my district school that receives a big chunk of my big bucks in property taxes, I will be there talking to everyone and then I will go to the County and pay my taxes under protest until the situation got corrected. I did this about the county road not being fixed (is a dirt county road) and the commissioners drove over from the Court House in the County seat to see how bad the road was and then sent the road departmeny to fix the problem. If you pay the taxes under protest, you need to let them know by writing a letter to go with your check, they,the County, by law, can not cash the check until the problem has been resolved.

    Also this moron in Alabama doesn’t seem to realize that even if the egg hunt is a pagan ritual,which I’m not sure it is Easter is about the resurection of Jesus and the egg hunt is a kids game.

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  25. duckherderComment by duckherder
    March 29, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    They are off for ‘GOOD FRIDAY” which is part of the Easter Holiday, but can’t participate in anything “Easter”? Went to their website and here is their policy:

    It is the official policy of the Madison City Board of Education that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, RELIGION, national origin or age be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or employment. Links outside of our server: The Board of Education for Madison City Schools in no way endorses or supports any web site link provided here. Content of the sites is not guaranteed by the School System, and users select and view these links at their own risk.
    I’m originally from Alabama and am ashamed at how my state has become so liberal.

    This principal needs to be horse whipped!

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  26. constitutionalistComment by constitutionalist
    March 29, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Heritage Elementary School needs to be renamed. I suggest we call it something to do with a non American heritage. I taught Social Studies and Easter is part of our American Heritage–not a religious holiday and anyone offended should move back under the rock they call home.

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  28. Dingbat36Comment by Dingbat36
    April 1, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    The first amendment to the constitution contains this phrase:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

    Anyone see anything in this clause as to “time or place”? I can’t find anywhere in the constitution’s first amendment that says “except for schools”. We have become far too silent on these matters.

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