HolyCoast: St. Patrick's Day Deemed "Too Christian" For Massachusetts School

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Deemed "Too Christian" For Massachusetts School

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday rooted in Christian values, however secular celebrations are also regularly held to commemorate the day. In fact, for a great many, the religious tones aren’t even a consideration, as alcohol, Shamrock shakes and other fun-filled elements regularly dominate the day’s observations. Somehow, though, the holiday is reportedly still too religious for one Massachusetts elementary school.

At the Soule Road School in Wilbraham, St. Patrick‘s Day has been replaced as the name for the school’s celebration surrounding the popular holiday. It’s been replaced with the generic “O’Green Day.” MassLive.com’s Patrick Johnson calls the move “a heavy-handed attempt to instill political correctness among the impressionable 4th and 5th graders.”

The school’s principal, Lisa Curtin, is apparently looking to become more inclusive. So, rather than tout St. Patrick’s Day, she has purportedly come up with a way to circumvent the faith-related nature of the holiday. The school apparently did something similar for St. Valentine’s Day, which, in some classrooms, was referred to as “Caring and Kind Day.”...

On this day, students are apparently being encouraged to wear green and they will be treated to special, green colored vegetables in the cafeteria.

Nonsense. When I was a kid you had to wear green or you'd get pinched. Today, if a kid pinches another kid he gets busted for sexual harassment.


Larry said...

The kids can't wait to grow up and get green beer instead of veggies.

Leave it to the left to beat the fun out of every aspect of life.

Sam L. said...

Can't talk about Saints. Too...religious. Or somthing equally dastardly.

Mikey J said...

If they rename Valentine's Day "Caring and Kind Day", does that mean that the kids can be mean to the other kids the rest of the year?