An elementary school principal in Nebraska was placed on leave after telling teachers to avoid decorating their classrooms with Christmas-themed ornaments so as not to offend those who don’t celebrate the holiday.
The principal at Manchester Elementary School, identified by Fox affiliate KPTM as Jennifer Sinclair, sent out a memo earlier this week with guidelines as to what is considered appropriate for classroom decorations and assignments.
Decorations that included Santa, Christmas trees, reindeer, green and red items and even candy canes, however, were not acceptable for the elementary school.
The candy canes, according to KETV, were prohibited because Sinclair deemed them to have religious significance. “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,” she reportedly wrote. “This would also include different colored candy canes.”
“I feel uncomfortable that I have to get this specific, but for everyone’s comfort, I will,” Sinclair reportedly wrote in the memo.
Manchester Elementary School principal, Jennifer Sinclair, wanted to keep religion out of her elementary school as to not offend anyone so naturally so sent out a memo to classrooms that they can decorate their rooms for Christmas, just ya know, as long as they didn’t use any Christmas decorations.
I’m glad these 5-to-9 year old children weren’t exposed to our disgusting Christian beliefs. It wouldn’t be fair to put candy canes in these kids’ hands only for them to inadvertently be eating the blood of Christ.
Personally, I was under the impression that candy canes were J shaped because, um, they are canes but how could I know more than a school principal. I’m not smart enough to be in charge of molding the minds of the youth and Jennifer Sinclair clearly is.
“I feel uncomfortable that I have to get this specific, but for everyone’s comfort, I will,” What a sacrifice from Ms. Sinclair. A true martyr. Thank you for keeping religion out of this religious holiday.
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