principal bans candy canes

The war on Christmas seems to be getting worse and worse every year in this country as politically correct liberals try to erase the Christian holiday as much as possible. Now, however, this has come back to bite one PC-obsessed liberal who took her anti-Christmas attitude way too far.

Fox 31 reported that Principal Jennifer Sinclair of Manchester Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska sent out a memo that included a list of items related to Christmas that would be banned from classrooms. These items included “candy canes,” whose shape and color she claimed evoked too much Christianity.

“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 will also include different colored candy canes,” she wrote.

In addition, she said that teachers displaying decorations that are red and green is “not acceptable” in classrooms because these are traditional Christmas colors. Other practices she banned in the classroom include:

  • Using images of Santas or Christmas items on worksheets.
  • Trees in classrooms.
  • Elf on the shelf.
  • Singing carols.
  • Playing Christmas music.
  • Sending a scholastic book that’s also a Christmas book.
  • Making ornaments as gifts.
  • Reindeer.
  • Christmas videos/movies and/or characters from Christmas movies.

“I will do my best to communicate the expectation from here on out, which aligns with my interpretation of our expectations as a public school who seeks to be inclusive and culturally sensitive to all of our students,” Sinclair concluded her memo.

Parents were understandably sickened when they saw the memo, and the story quickly went viral. In a twist that is sadly surprising these days, Sinclair was not able to get away with her politically correct crusade, as the school district has placed Sinclair on administrative leave. The school district released the following statement about the situation:

“Elkhorn Public Schools District administration promptly addressed the issue at Manchester Elementary School regarding the memo that was sent by the principal to Manchester elementary staff. The memo does not reflect the policy of Elkhorn Public Schools regarding holiday symbols in the school. The district has since clarified expectations and provided further direction to staff in alignment with district policy. This issue was limited to Manchester Elementary School and did not arise at any other schools within the district.”

It’s so nice to see sanity finally win out in a battle against political correctness! These days, the PC liberals always seem to win in these kinds of situations. We hope that liberals everywhere will take notice of what happened to this principal and keep their politically correct obsessions against Christmas in check.

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