Alabama Elementary School Bans The Word Easter

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One parent told the station that the decision upset her.

“What is this world coming to?” the parent asked. “I am a Christian and proud to announce it. But even non-believers enjoy a good egg hunt. Kids need to enjoy being kids.”

“Teachers had originally planned to participate in a ‘quiz bowl’ egg hunt where students would chime in to answer with egg buzzers and search for answers to quiz questions in ‘Easter eggs’. It sounds simply like fun and games — no rugged crosses cloaked in purple silk, no images of hands clasped in prayer; just eggs — plastic ones,” WHNT said.

After meeting with district leaders, Davenport reversed the ban, but, Starnes said, refuses to let teachers use the word “Easter.”

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