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October 31, 2005

Halloween Banned

The Grinch has stolen Halloween from the Underwood Elementary School in Newton, MA this year. Because the holiday offends the religious beliefs of a tiny minority of parents, there will be no fun for anyone. After all, we have to be tolerant!

''Not everyone is going to agree with the decision, and I really understand that," said principal David Castelline. ''But I felt the goal was really important to make it a respectful and open and welcoming place for all members of our community."

As always, "all members of our community" excludes normal Americans.

In place of Halloween, the kids get a sterile "celebration of fall," which would go nicely with a "celebration of winter" to replace Christmas, a "celebration of spring" to replace Easter, and a "celebration of summer" to replace the Fourth of July.

''It's not good," said one student. ''Last year we got a Halloween party and it was really fun."

Too bad the ACLU doesn't stick up for the rights of American kids to celebrate their own culture by dressing up for Halloween. But at least it stands up for the right of convicted sex offenders to give them candy (tip from V the K).

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Children insensitive enough to celebrate Halloween.

Posted by Van Helsing at October 31, 2005 7:49 AM

Comments

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http://www.delmarvanow.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051031/NEWS01/510310311/1002

Posted by: ex-expat at October 31, 2005 9:28 AM

This whole thing has its roots deep in Central European and Soviet Communism. Seriously. In former East Germany, there was no more Christmas (German "Weihnachten"). Instead it was renamed something bland and unappetizing like "The Winter Festival."

If they want to play this game, fine. I say we start celebrating new holidays. The anniversaray of the Turkish defeat before the walls of Vienna would be a good start.

Posted by: Cato the Elder at October 31, 2005 3:52 PM

Actually, ex-expat, I'd far rather be surrounded by Wiccans than by ACLU lawyers or Muslims.

Of course, neither would fare very well under Islamic rule.

Posted by: Cato the Elder at October 31, 2005 3:58 PM

All for a small group of parents, just to disrupt and celebration of many. Most kids don't even see it as religious. It is just candy time. Sad I agree, what's next.

Posted by: Mrs Media Matters at October 31, 2005 4:10 PM

So this "tiny minority of parents"...would they be the Tiny Minority of Extremists™?

Posted by: LC TripleNeckSteel at October 31, 2005 4:15 PM

Tiny Minority of Extremists.......aka......Far Right Conservatives. You know those choads are secretly filled with joy every time religion quashes anything.

Posted by: Rob B. at October 31, 2005 4:39 PM