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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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