SHOCK! STUNNED! A School in Boston has cancelled their Halloween(Recognized by witches around the world as Samhain, the death of their god) festivities after a few parents complained that it was offensive to them.
I find this slightly entertaining. The school had nothing planned of a religious nature…just the normal secular thing with costumes and treats. There is nothing in the article about the motivation of the complaining parents other than how they considered it offensive. I would bet these folks were Christian and were making a point. The way this story was written, assuming it’s accurate, it seems the point was taken. One parent of kids at the school said:
”If they can cancel Halloween, what about Columbus Day and Valentines Day? We get Jewish holidays and Christmas off, so what’s next?” asked Andrea Newman, whose two sons attend the school. ”All it takes is one person to be offended, and our school will ban it.”
There ya go Ms. Newman. The local native nations in your area, if they can pull themselves away from their casinos, will want to shut down Columbus Day. Valentines Day is probably safe in Boston for now. How else is Senator Al-Kennedy gonna get any attention from the ladies?