When the majority of us were kids we had Christmas parties at school and nobody really thought too much of it.
One of the persistent presences in these Christmas parties were candy canes, which once again have never been a problem as far as any rational person knew.
Shoot, I picked up some fruit flavored candy canes at the store the other day just to change things up a bit from the peppermint ones we get every year.
It’s sad how seemingly everything has become a problem or everything has offended someone. It’s only a matter of time until someone tells me that the sticky notes I keep in my desk drawer are problematic for those that have glue allergies or something like that.
Freud once said that sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Well, I think Dr Freud would also agree to the fact that the reason why candy canes are shaped like that is so kids can hang them on Christmas trees…nothing more, nothing less.
EXCEPT…..except when you have a liberal school system in the country that tries to find some politically incorrect talking point with everything.
From Fox News:
An elementary school principal in Nebraska was placed on leave after telling teachers to avoid decorating their classrooms with Christmas-themed ornamentations 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.
Teachers were reportedly told that generic winter-themed items, such as sledding and scarves, and the “Frozen” character Olaf, were acceptable.
Decorations that included Santa, Christmas trees, reindeer, green and red colored 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.