Ok…I thought that I would never post a RANT since I didn’t think I would have anything to post…BUT NOW I AM FUMING.
My 13yo daughter comes home last night and we are sitting around talking about her day and she says how she’s upset that the Principal at her Middle School told them that they are not allowed to say Merry Christmas since it might offend other students.
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME??? :roll:
I have a very intelligent child who goes to school to learn…not inhibibit. At what point does it end? Who are you to tell a child that they are not allowed to say Merry Christmas? Well my daughter and their friends are NOT taking this sitting down and have posted on their facebook pages, as well as mine, and we are asking that people send Merry Christmas cards tovthis Principal. My child IS sensitive to others beliefs and quite frankly wouldn’t care if someone celebrated their form of the holidays at school. This is just pathetic AND A VIOLATION OF THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS.
Even the inference irritates me. I can completely understand the teaching of understanding others beliefs. For instance, when I was a child I clearly remember a kid who sat in the hallway during holiday celebrations such as Christmas and Halloween…his family was a Jehovah (sp) Witness. We never made fun of the kid, infact I clearly remembering feeling bad for the kid since he sat their all sullen in the hall on the steps.
But in this case the kids DON’T GET IT because they are not being educated why. I do believe that we can all get along and it’s for this reason we have so many freaking problems in this world.
What’s funny is this…when I was in the Gulf War the female American women had to cover up. When I greeted an Iraqi soldier I greeted them in their language. Can’t we all just get along?
YES we have commercialized Christmas but in some small part it’s situations such as this that are the cause. HOW? If all we can do is shop to celebrate then that’s all we can do in the confines of our home.
My son has severe food allergies and though we are the most liberal parents of a allergy kid we are still viewed as the ones preventing peanut butter cookies. Cravings vs. Death We say this, bring anything else you want and we will bring our kid something just like it…but safe. Not much difference here and how you view the holidays. Let our kids say Merry Christmas and you are more than welcome to say your celebratory words of your own belief.
Hate and ignorance is born of this type of stupidity and bread into children who don’t understand WHY.
I could go on.
Please send a card so that this woman understands that WE ALL celebrate the holidays in some way or form.
Ingomar Middle School
Ms. Heidi Stark, Principal
1521 Ingomar Heights Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237