Because Christmas is right around the corner, that also means that the Grinch and his minions are out in about. For this particular story, an elementary school principal has been portrayed as a Scrooge after multiple news reports and websites said she banned candy canes at her school due to what she said was religious significance.
Leading up to the holiday season, Manchester Elementary school principal Jennifer Sinclair sent out a two-page memo, providing teachers with a list of banned classroom decorations, as well as a list of what she had deemed acceptable. The notice included banning candy canes from classrooms for being in the shape of a capital letter “J,” which the principal said stands for Jesus.
“Candy Cane — that’s Christmas-related. Historically, the shape is a ‘J’ for Jesus. The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol of his resurrection. This would also include different colored candy canes.”
Other banned items include images of Santas or Christmas items on worksheets, Christmas trees in classrooms, elf on the shelf, singing carols, playing Christmas music, reindeer, red and green items, giving ornaments as a gift, and more.
Acceptable holiday items included snow people, snowflakes, gingerbread people, polar bears, penguins, and Olaf from the Disney movie “Frozen.”
Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel said:
“The First Amendment does not require elimination of Christmas. Nothing prohibits public schools from teaching objectively about Christmas or other holidays with religious significance, from displaying religious and secular Christmas symbols side-by-side or singing sacred and secular Christmas songs together.”
He noted that according to the First Amendment, there is no requirement for religious viewpoints to be prohibited. Staver then said that Sinclair’s demand has nothing to do with the rules and regulations of the school, but her personal “hatred toward Christianity and Christmas.” He then wants the principal to apologize.
Sinclair has been placed on administrative leave.
Saying ‘He’ Or ‘She’ Could Soon Be Illegal In Australia
You’ll need to be careful with pronouns on your next visit Down Under.
You might need to be careful about using pronouns on your next visit to Australia. It could soon be illegal to say 'he' or 'she' in the country, thanks to the controversial new transgender rights reforms.
The Labor and Green opposition in Tasmania has put forward a new bill where it would be against the law for people to refuse to name others by their preferred pronoun. In addition to that, the new laws will allow parents to decide whether their child's gender is recorded on their birth certificate. People who are 16 years old and older will also be allowed to legally change their gender.
The new bill will allow people as young as 16 to change their gender.
Luxembourg Set To Become the First Country To Offer Free Transport
Should public transport be free everywhere?
People all around the world use public transport for so many reasons: school, work, activities, etc. But while they are very useful, they do take a huge chunk from your budget if you use them in your daily routine.
But Luxembourg is putting an end to this worry as it is going to become the first country with free public transport free. Despite its tiny population of 110,000 people, some 400,000, including those from the bordering countries of France, Belgium, and Germany commute to the capital city for work.
17 Creative People Who Can Find Ways To Solve Any Problem
#12 is plain genius.
It’s quite easy to give up when things don’t go your way. Sometimes you’re just too busy and have no time to deal even with the slightest problem.
Thankfully, humans are born with sharp ingenuity, making things a little better during troubled days. Here are 17 creative people who can find ways to solve any problem.
1. Tired of bringing home cold pizza? This should keep it warm.