This is just so laughably politically correct.
St. Patrick’s Day is probably the least religious holiday with the word “Saint” in it. It’s about as religious as Arbor day and twice as drunk. But one public school finds St. Patrick’s Day way too overtly religious and is renaming it O’Green Day. Seriously.
960 WELI reports:
At the Soule Road School in Wilbraham, St. Patrick‘s Day has been replaced as the name for the school’s celebration surrounding the popular holiday. It’s been replaced with the generic “O’Green Day.” MassLive.com’s Patrick Johnson calls the move “a heavy-handed attempt to instill political correctness among the impressionable 4th and 5th graders.”
The school’s principal, Lisa Curtin, is apparently looking to become more inclusive. So, rather than tout St. Patrick’s Day, she has purportedly come up with a way to circumvent the faith-related nature of the holiday. The school apparently did something similar for St. Valentine’s Day, which, in some classrooms, was referred to as “Caring and Kind Day.”
If asked, I’m sure they’d say something about the separation of church and state or some such idiocy. Sometimes you just have to laugh at the imbecility of these kinds of things.
March 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm
When will this polictical correctness garbage ever end?? It makes me want to puke!
March 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm
As the official representative of the Color Spectrum Association, I object that Ms Curtin has chosen to celebrate only ONE color on her newly created holiday.
After all, what about Purple, Orange, Yellow and Chartreuse, just for starters? Where are their days?
We must be inclusive.
I hereby demand that we instantly begin a Diversity training program to instruct students that Green is not the only color worthy of recognition.
March 18, 2012 at 4:27 am
Saint Patrick is my Confirmation Saint, and this totally gets me riled, but if I know St. Pat, he's laughing away up in Heaven right now.
With some heavenly whiskey o' course
Happy O'Green, Orange, Purple, and heliotrope day to all.
March 19, 2012 at 11:42 am
It's kinda cool how if you told the Navajo, the big Indian tribe where I live, about driving the snakes out, they would immediately say, "Well, yeah, snakes are a witch-animal." They can't even be in the same room with a snake.