Schools Remove "Easter" from Hat Parades
By Todd Starnes
Parents across Australia are blasting what they call “nonsensical political correctness” after a number of schools removed the word “Easter” from their annual hat parades.
To achieve “inclusiveness”, one public school has decided to hold a “Happy Hat Parade” instead of their traditional Easter Hat Parade, The Telegraph reports.
What in the name of Crocodile Dundee is going on Down Under?
“How pathetic,” one mother wrote on Facebook. “I will make sure my hats say HAPPY EASTER all over the damn hats and get my kids to sing Easter bunny songs.”
It appears the Aussies are dealing with a serious infestation of anti-Christian bullies.
The newspaper reports that several schools have reinstated the word “Easter” after complaints from parents.
But the principal at Batemans Bay Public School is standing firm – even though more than 600 people have signed a petition urging him to reconsider.
The petition, launched by Sarah Culic, alleges that a “parent allegedly called the school and expressed their outrage at the supposedly offensive, culturally exclusive festivity.”
“The claim that celebrating Easter in a public school is exclusive of other religions is simply untenable, especially when considering the hypocrisy of the claim; ‘When celebrating Easter, you are excluding the practice of other religions,’” the petition goes on to say.
As Ms. Culic rightly points out -- with that sort of logic it is impossible to celebrate anything.
“Regardless this kind of nonsensical political correctness has no place in the public of Australia and especially not in a place of learning,” the petition states.
For the record, Easter is not about bunnies or bonnets. It’s about celebrating the resurrection of our Lord.
And just to be sure, I checked in with the minister of a nearby Baptist church. He assured me either Peter Cottontail nor Easter hat parades are mentioned in the Gospels.
Therefore, it’s perfectly acceptable for children to parade around the schoolyard wearing colorful springtime hats without fear of spontaneously converting.