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School Bans the Word ‘Easter’

ReddestNeck Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 11:39 PM
It's inherent in moves that the early church, once it got hooked up with the Roman empire, made to sell Christianity to pagans. I.e. the use of the egg to explain and symbolize Christian theology, which is fine as far as it goes, but also posed the risk down the road of pulling Christians' consciousness in a pagan direction. Now a lot of churches don't bother with the explanations, they just do the eggs.

Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs – but they can’t call them ‘Easter Eggs’ because the principal banished the word for the sake of religious diversity.

“We had in the past a parent to question us about some of the things we do here at school,” said Heritage Elementary School principal Lydia Davenport. “So we’re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody’s differences.”

Television station WHNT reported that teachers were informed that no activities related to or centered around any religious holiday would be allowed – in the interest...