Here just another sign of the times that tolerance is a thing of the past and ignorance is prospering. Shout out to Keenen for the tip.
A 10-year-old boy in Philadelphia attempted to wear a Jesus costume during his Willow Hill Elementary Schools’s Halloween party last October. Among the other guests were witches, ghouls, ghosts, and devils. It seems like Jesus would fit in with the other supernatural characters, but alas it was not meant to be.
The school’s principal, Patricia Whitmire, put the kibosh on this kid’s plans because it violated a policy prohibiting the promotion of religion. What’s funny is that Whitmire suggested that the boy lose the crown of thorns and tell people that he is a Roman Emperor. Brilliant!
Of course the family received immediate support from the Christian community. The Alliance Defense Fund, A Christian legal group, has filed suit against the school district on their behalf. To the courts we go once again!
Now here’s my opinion on the whole matter. It’s a fricken Halloween party where a bunch of kids dress up like idiots and have fun. Does it really matter if a kid dresses up as Jesus? Who gives a crap, it’s a costume! Once more, the kid was black and I say it’s high time that all these blond hair and blue eye depictions of Jesus are challenged. He was in the Middle East for God’s sake! He had to at least have olive skin and dark eyes. I digress.
But when it’s all said and done; having Jesus at the party could even save the school some cash. Remember when Jesus fed like 5,000 people with a few loafs of bread and some fish? Maybe this kid could feed the entire school with just a single pizza and a bottle of apple juice. Think about it.
So I say let Jesus go to the party and stop these damn lawsuits. I’m sure some of you guys think I’m nuts, but tolerance in this case is a good thing. As a matter of fact I went to an open house at our local grade school because my oldest will be attending there this fall. I went over the holiday season and was very curious to see how they handle it. Much to my surprise they did a great job. Instead of the avoiding the whole religion issue, they attacked it head on and covered all of them so kids were actually educated about the various religions.
Anywho, that’s it for me!
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