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ICC Note: The following opinion article, originally posted by Charisma News, reveals the startling ban placed by an Alabama elementary school on the word ‘Easter’. Apparently the school administration found the term to be too “religious” and banned its use by teachers so as not to offend students of various faiths. ICC believes this is another small example of the concept of “separation of church and state” in the United States gone too far. 
3/29/2013 United States (Charisma) – This week, teachers at Heritage Elementary School in Madison, Ala., were informed that using the word Easter was a no-no. It all began over plans to host a “quiz bowl” egg hunt where students would chime in to answer with egg buzzers and search for answers to questions in “Easter eggs.” But the principal said there would be no affiliation with “Easter eggs” in Heritage Elementary; the school will still hold an “egg hunt,” but it will be void of the correlation with Easter.
The principal, Lydia Davenport, states the school’s religious diversity among students prompted the decision. “Kids love the bunny, and we just make sure we don’t say ‘the Easter bunny’ so that we don’t infringe on the rights of others, because people relate the Easter bunny to religion,” she told a local news crew. “A bunny is a bunny and a rabbit is a rabbit.”
This is an example of hyper political correctness. I know very few individuals who think of Jesus when they think of the Easter bunny. Why? Because the Easter bunny, much like Easter eggs, Easter bonnets and Easter hams, has nothing to do with the religious aspect of Easter. Rather they are pagan traditions created for the fun celebration of a holiday.
If this principal says the “Easter bunny” is synonymous with religion and is banned, then she must also ban Christmas trees, since Christmas is about Christ’s birth; the four-leaf clover at St. Patrick’s Day, given St. Patrick was a Catholic saint; or other “holiday” symbols that might be offensive. There has to be some stopping point at which barriers are put up.

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