"Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs -- but they can`t call them `Easter Eggs` have 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.`"
I`m a freethinker, but I believe banning the word "Easter Bunny" from an elementary school is political correctness run amok. Very few adults, let alone children, equate the Easter Bunny with Christianity.
If an elementary school teacher dressed as the Easter Bunny, and she had a giant cross swinging from her neck, and she was handing out Bibles to the children, then the kids might get the impression that the bunny is a shill for evangelical Christianity.
But I doubt that any Christian has had the nerve to transform the bunny into an overt symbol of his faith. The cross has always been the preeminent symbol of Easter for Catholics and Evangelical Christians.
Kids equate the Easter bunny with candy and Easter eggs, not Christianity.
If anything a rabbit is a pagan symbol of fertility -- let the kids have some damn fun and enough of this politically-correct tomfoolery.
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