ABC Local reports that children in Inglewood Elementary School won’t be able to celebrate Halloween this year because it might be religious. They think Thanksgiving and St. Valentine’s Day are religious also. Will they eliminate turkeys, pilgrims, and hearts next?
Photo of a child in a fairy costume – how religious!
KGB-style Principal, Orlando Taylor, wrote in a letter to parents:
“Some holidays observed in the community that are considered by many people to be secular (ex. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day) are viewed by others as having religious overtones. The district must always be mindful of the sensitivity of all the members of the community with regard to holidays and celebrations of a religious, cultural or secular nature,” Mr. Taylor wrote.
The letter also cites school district policy “to not sponsor or support the celebration of Halloween parades, Halloween parities, or dressing in Halloween costumes,” and concludes by asking for parents’ support in following the school district guidelines.
They probably had a few parent complaints. That’s how school administrators roll. Some parents are infuriated and at least one is happy. She doesn’t celebrate Halloween so her child had to sit in the Principal’s office.
Teachers can still hold individual class parties.
I would have respected the principal more if he said they want more instruction time but he had to make his PC point. Will we one day be banned from using the word ‘religious?’
Turns out the principal is right, check out all these ‘religious’ costumes, especially the little devil: