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Oversensitive Muslims have managed to cause many schools to omit references to dogs and pigs. Now, they’re coming after pumpkins.
The Connecticut Post reported that the Milford School District banned the celebration of Halloween, as the holiday could possibly offend some who live in the district.
Not only would the district not celebrate the holiday with a Halloween parade, no students nor faculty would be allowed to wear Halloween costumes and all classroom activities must be “fall themed, not Halloween, and food is not an option.”
“Milford Public Schools do have many children from diverse beliefs, cultures and religions,” said Jim Richetelli, chief operations officer for Milford schools. “The goal is for all children to feel comfortable and definitely not alienated when they come to school.”
As The Daily Caller conjectured, it’s not difficult to figure out just who would be against Halloween.
“Celebrating Halloween is generally discouraged in Islam, and despite being a Western holiday, some Christians object as well,” The Daily Caller pointed out. Given that Connecticut isn’t exactly a hotbed of evangelical Christianity, it’s safe to assume which of these religious traditions was being appeased here.
However, even in dark-blue Connecticut, parents were sick of politically correct appeasement. A petition on Change.org collected hundreds of signatures from Milford parents fed up with the district’s decision.
“These are our American customs and traditions and we should not have to give them up because others find them offensive!” Milford parents Rebecca Lilley wrote on the petition page. “I’m so tired (of) my kids missing out on some of the things we all got to do as children and are some of the greatest childhood memories I have due to others saying they find it offensive.”
And, according to Fox News, Milford finally relented to reason.
“The principals and I are about educating our children,” School Superintendent Elizabeth Feser wrote in a letter that was sent to parents Monday afternoon.