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Ma. elementary school changes name of St. Patrick's Day to O'Green Day to be more inclusive
960weli.com ^ | 03/15/2012 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 03/15/2012 1:12:28 PM PDT by massmike

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday rooted in Christian values, however secular celebrations are also regularly held to commemorate the day. In fact, for a great many, the religious tones aren’t even a consideration, as alcohol, Shamrock shakes and other fun-filled elements regularly dominate the day’s observations. Somehow, though, the holiday is reportedly still too religious for one Massachusetts elementary school.

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.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: anticatholicbigotry; diversity; leftismoncampus; multiculturalism; stpatricksday
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1 posted on 03/15/2012 1:12:35 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

And a shamrock will be called “the little green plant with three hearts”.....sometimes four!!


2 posted on 03/15/2012 1:14:24 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: massmike

I’m gonna puke.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 1:14:50 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: massmike

We, as a nation, are so screwed. There’s really no turning back in some areas. MA is certainly one of those areas.


4 posted on 03/15/2012 1:14:54 PM PDT by albie
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To: massmike

Hey Lisa Curtin, pog ma thoin.


5 posted on 03/15/2012 1:15:36 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: massmike

I knew this was coming as soon as I noticed some years ago that “St. Valentines’ Day” had become just “Valentines’ Day”.


6 posted on 03/15/2012 1:16:00 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: massmike

Why not simple call it Evacuation Day?


7 posted on 03/15/2012 1:17:22 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: NonValueAdded

simply, that is ... sorry, it got my Irish up.


8 posted on 03/15/2012 1:17:56 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: massmike
My kids celebrate Indian holidays (diwali, onam, etc.) every couple weeks in school.

And they learn the dreidal song for Christmas.

9 posted on 03/15/2012 1:19:51 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: massmike

Redundancy Warning ...

I have been submitting the following in every thread concerning public schools.

This post does not apply only to public schools in Massachusetts, but throughout the country, no matter how “good” you imagine your public school to be.

The “public school” is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.

The “public school” is better understood as the “government school collective”.

It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is communist.

If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue and like-minded friends and relatives.

If you have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.

DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!

Especially not with your own children.


10 posted on 03/15/2012 1:20:06 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

If I had children that were in public schools now days, I would pull them out and find a way to educate them myself. This is utter BS!


11 posted on 03/15/2012 1:21:39 PM PDT by elephant
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To: massmike
Lisa Curtin, Póg mo Ass Ríoga na hÉireann!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

12 posted on 03/15/2012 1:22:36 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Westbrook
I’m gonna puke.

Like this guy?


13 posted on 03/15/2012 1:23:50 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: massmike

*BARF*


14 posted on 03/15/2012 1:24:35 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: massmike

Hope it wasn’t in St. Paul, Minnesota...


15 posted on 03/15/2012 1:25:56 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: massmike

Then they should change “Black History month” to “everyone history month” to include every body.

Otherwise that’s racist.


16 posted on 03/15/2012 1:27:07 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: massmike

Didn’t Saint Patrick drive the Kennedys out of Ireland?


17 posted on 03/15/2012 1:27:40 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: massmike
Parents:

Please remove your children from the government schools. Why?

1) All of them are godless. Just to cooperate in the classroom they must learn to think and reason godlessly.

2) All government owned and run K-12 schools are a single payer socialist entitlement. Simply by attending, children risk learning to be comfortable with socialism. They risk learning that a government, and the voting mob, powerful enough to give them tuition-free schooling is powerful enough to give them **lots** of “free” socialist stuff.

They can not be reformed!

Oh! And,...If your child's school is one to the so called “good” schools, they are still godless and socialist. And...How do you know it is a “good” school? hm? Where are the studies that separate out what is learned in the classroom from that acquired from **afterschooling** in the home. Answer: These studies have never been done.

18 posted on 03/15/2012 1:28:57 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: massmike

The incremental destruction of America, one tiny step at a time.


19 posted on 03/15/2012 1:28:57 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: massmike

They changed Saint Valentine’s Day to Valentine’s Day. So this doesn’t surprise me, except that these O’Holes didn’t change the name from Saint Patrick’s Day to Patrick’s Day.

For those of you who think Mittens is still the gooberner in Massachusetts, the current governor is a guy named Duval Patrick aka Devil Patrick aka Obama-lite aka the Other Corrupt Midget.


20 posted on 03/15/2012 1:28:57 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: massmike

Black history month is not inclusive enough. It should just be “History month”.


21 posted on 03/15/2012 1:29:31 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: massmike
Ma. elementary school changes name of St. Patrick's Day to O'Green Day to be more inclusive

So they named it after the Irish Green Day Tribute Band?

22 posted on 03/15/2012 1:29:47 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: massmike

The incremental destruction of America, our history and values, one tiny step at a time.


23 posted on 03/15/2012 1:29:47 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: massmike

This is 100 percent of the reason we MUST have a President Santorum. Our morals are so down in the toilet that we must have someone who has character and morals as President. The United States is a mess morally and we must change.


24 posted on 03/15/2012 1:30:24 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: massmike

More inclusive of what??


25 posted on 03/15/2012 1:32:39 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: massmike
Ok...a question.

I come from a very Catholic background and I cannot recall a SINGLE instance of any religious ceremony or mention of St. Patrick's day in church. Not one. So where does the school’s principal, Lisa Curtin, find a need to "circumvent the faith-related nature of the holiday"?
I'll tell you where. In her mind she needs to crap on anything that smells to her like Christianity.

And "circumvent"? Really? Is anything faith-related so insidious or foul that it must be "circumvented"? Pretty strong language there.

Besides, she's full of bull shiite. If it were a Muslim holiday, she'd be scared out of her Depends to change a single about it.

26 posted on 03/15/2012 1:33:37 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Liberty is in danger. We are the generation. This is our role. Now is the time. Defend Freedom!)
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To: RedMDer

lol.


27 posted on 03/15/2012 1:35:42 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

“inclusive” => not Christian


28 posted on 03/15/2012 1:37:03 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: massmike

Who wants to bet this principal will recognize the “Day of Silence”,though?


29 posted on 03/15/2012 1:38:33 PM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts: If they had just kept hanging witches a bit longer...........)
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To: massmike
I just O'Barfed...

Can't wait for the 109th Boston O'Green Parade!

30 posted on 03/15/2012 1:38:33 PM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

It’s not cowardice that causes leftists to attack Christianity and leave Islam alone.

It’s the fact that leftists and Islam are on the same side of the whole “Christ v Satan” battle.


31 posted on 03/15/2012 1:41:36 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: dead

Problem is all those delicious sweets they have!


32 posted on 03/15/2012 1:43:44 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: dead

I think you mean Chaunukkah,not christmas.


33 posted on 03/15/2012 1:45:40 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: RedMDer

Maybe Martin Luther King Jr Day will be next. Yes, Dr King was black but:

—a REVEREND. Christian! No way, can’t have that
—he was a registered Republican...

When will that get renamed?


34 posted on 03/15/2012 1:45:59 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: massmike

If this was really an attempt at political correctness I have a couple of suggestions for Lisa Curtin (Principas of the Soule Road School):

1. Change the name of the school to “SOULESS ROAD SCHOOL” along with the name of the road on which it sits.

2. Change the name of “CHRISTopher Columbus day” to “Some guy named Columbus day”.

But I’m going to cut Principal Curtin some slack and assume that she (or, more likely, whoever on her staff made up the school schedule for March) was just trying to work the word ‘green’ into that Friday entry. The entry for Saturday does say ‘Happy St. Patricks’s Day after all. Maybe we need to lighten up just a bit and not immediately assume the most base motives to people.


35 posted on 03/15/2012 1:47:09 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: raccoonradio

But I do note the calendar shown does say Happy St Patrick’s Day on the 17th itself. Surely the school worker who let that go through will be sacked.


36 posted on 03/15/2012 1:47:37 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: wintertime
If your child's school is one to the so called “good” schools, they are still godless and socialist

Undoubtedly true in most cases but there are a very few which aren't godless and socialist, keeping a very low profile in flyover country. I would go into more detail about my school but the ACLU would swoop down like a starving hawk and rip it to shreds.

37 posted on 03/15/2012 1:48:44 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: House Atreides
“SOULESS ROAD SCHOOL”

Good thought. Funny how God sets things up sometimes, isn't it? Soul-Less perfectly describes it.

38 posted on 03/15/2012 1:51:23 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: napscoordinator

You are so wrong — again. Respectfully.


39 posted on 03/15/2012 1:53:03 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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Destroying every small evidence of any culture in the name of inclusiveness. Hiding all evidence of cultural heritage and leaving us eventually with no culture at all. The idea that we might share in the celebration of each others culture is lost on these idiots.


40 posted on 03/15/2012 1:59:57 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: massmike
Soule Road School
300 Soule Road
Wilbraham, Ma 01095
Phone:(413)-596-9311
Fax:(413)-599-1742

Lisa Curtin, Principal
lcurtin@hwrsd.org

41 posted on 03/15/2012 2:03:45 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: massmike
Wait, what happened to celebrating diversity?!
42 posted on 03/15/2012 2:11:24 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (Newt!!!)
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To: massmike

So how ‘bout they change Cinco de Maio to “Cerveza and Pupusa Day”?


43 posted on 03/15/2012 2:13:26 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: mrs. a
So how ‘bout they change Cinco de Maio to “Cerveza and Pupusa Day”?

...just as long as no one wears a tee shirt with the American flag on it..... ;^)

44 posted on 03/15/2012 2:16:18 PM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts: If they had just kept hanging witches a bit longer...........)
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To: mrs. a

Saint Patrick’s Day is Saturday. How about making them STUDY until the 2:00 bell rings tomorrow afternoon?


45 posted on 03/15/2012 2:17:13 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Maybe you're not old enough to have had the St.Joseph's Missal.

March 17th is the Feast Day of St. Patrick (who was Italian, by the way.)

46 posted on 03/15/2012 2:18:43 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: forgotten man
Didn’t Saint Patrick drive the Kennedys out of Ireland?

Only because he knew what would happen if they drove themselves.

47 posted on 03/15/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: HIDEK6
On St. Patrick's Day the priest celebrated the Mass in white vestments (not green).

He would preach on the mystery of the Holy Trinity.

48 posted on 03/15/2012 2:20:57 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: massgopguy

It’s a Holy Day only in Ireland. Outside of Ireland it’s a celebration of Ireland itself. So, will there be no “Black History Month” next year because it’s not inclusive?


49 posted on 03/15/2012 2:24:29 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Deval is conveniently out of the state this weekend. So he’ll miss the parade and the “Time” at Halitosis Hall. But he’ll be there for the Gay Sex Parade!


50 posted on 03/15/2012 2:27:37 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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