A Massachusetts elementary school has canceled its Halloween events and is celebrating ´black and orange spirit day´ instead. Boyden Elementary School´s principal sent a letter to parents this week saying that it had decided to cancel its traditional Halloween parade on October 31 because it was ´not inclusive of all students´ and was ´difficult´ for many. Without specifying which students the parade excluded, Principal Brendan Dearborn said the school would instead hold a ´black and orange spirit day´. Children are allowed to dress in those colors but cannot come to school in costume. They are however allowed to wear costumes to an
Comments: Liberals continue their wet blanket/ants at a picnic/dark cloud on a sunny day routine.
Where I live it isn´t the liberals who are trying to kill Halloween - it is the "Christian" Fundamentalists - every year my neighborhood goes further and further into Halloween decorations and candy hand outs - no way the politically correct are going to dissuade us from celebrating Halloween, Christmas, Hanukah or Veteran´s Day
aw shucks.... a rose by any other name is still a rose or something like that. I feel sorry for kids today in that the old fun things are being removed from them, sterilized and replaced with politically correct nonsense.
How is it not inclusive, no dead people participate? Who is left out? If you were to wear an Arab outfit you would be called a bigot or a racist? Clown makeup and you would be a "white" racist. What is wrong with these people?
One by one they are chipping away at America. Not wanting you to fly the flag from your home or car, Christopher Columbus attacked, Washington, Jefferson etc. being defamed. The NFL has turned into a five ring circus. Halloween being thrown to the curb. I am sure the Pilgrims will be next with demands that we change the name of Thanksgiving to indigenous pig out day. After all the Pilgrims were white and Christian. Evil personified. And we know what they are trying to do to Christmas. We can continue to be America as long as we do it behind closed doors as not to upset anyone. You do not have the right to go through life and assume you will never be offended. You cannot go through life and feel that every activity must be all inclusive. American watch out.
But even in my semi-red state lots of towns are replacing traditional trick or treat with with what they call "tailgate" or "trunk" trick or treat. Instead of the kids walking around the neighborhoods knocking on doors, they are supposed to go to a central location where people park their cars and give out candy. Kind of takes the fun out of it IMHO.
It happened 6 years ago in my neck of the woods, the suburbs of Harrisburg PA. 2011, atheists marched in the Halloween Parade. One dressed as a priest, another as a zombie Muhammad. A muslim man who attended the parade was ´insulted´ and attacked the atheist. The atheist pressed charges. The judge dismissed the case because the atheist insulted Islam. The judge had to go into hiding. http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/judge-in-zombie-muhammad-case-reprimanded/
Madness is not exclusive to California. Nutty people - SJW Liberals - are everywhere in varying numbers. We in California, millions of Republicans and about as many with no party affiliation, are pulled along by a state legislature that has swung quite left of left. And a governor who has always been quite mad.
I’m glad that I was a kid when I was a kid. We had huge Halloween carnivals at public school (!) and one Christmas I performed in a production of the Nativity (word for word, from the Bible) in the same elementary school auditorium.
#17, I went to one of those Truck or Treat tailgates. very few kids showed up. After the kids filled their bags, which only took minutes because the people were stuffing their bags, the participates were chasing after the kids to take more. Their trunks were still full of candy and they could not give it away. They still do it every year ... with the same result. The kids and the parents like the old-fashion Trick or Treat. liberals are nuts. It´s all one-up-manship and look how cool and smart I am. They are nuts.
I have to echo #2´s observation about the fudamentalists. Where I used to live in NM, a lot of churches would have a "fall festival" to discourage kids from trick or treating. Still another would put on a fake haunted house that turned out to be a big commercial for their cult. Everyone knew what was up and it became a big joke. People are free to do as their conscience dictates, but I feel bad for the little ones who miss out on the fun of dressing up in scary costumes and getting free loot. It was a part of growing up that I remember fondly.
Let’s be honest. The school is trying not to offend Muslim students.
Halloween is actually a Christian holiday - All Hallows’ Eve - the night before All Saints Day, which celebrates Christian saints and remembers those of the faith who have passed away in the last year.
This is nothing more than another anti-Christian effort by the leftists in public education
Don´t think Halloween celebrates The Devil. Of course, there should be some kind of restrictions. No little girl should dress as Hillary. Doubt anyone believes in the Headless Horseman from Sleepy Hollow. It´s just fun. Lighten up.
"Not inclusive"? I doubt the kids feel that way. Tell the kids that they get to wear silly costumes, run amok after dark, and get free candy. The kids will be all for it, and they won´t care if the reason is Halloween, Rosh Hashanah, Ramadan, Ganesh Chaturthi, or even just Thursday.
The anal-retentive "adults", however, will miss no opportunity to spoil somebody´s day or to destroy a tradition.
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