If there is anything scarier than a bunch of goblins and witches, it’s bureaucrats with a bad case of political correctness.
Case in point, the Toronto District School Board sent out a memo to school principles recently urging them to forgo any Halloween celebrations because they are disrespectful to Wiccans.
Says the memo:
“Many recently arrived students . . . share absolutely none of the background cultural knowledge that is necessary to view `trick or treating’; the commercialization of death, the Christian sexist demonization of pagan religious beliefs, as `fun’”.
And rather than handing out candies the Board suggests students “write health warnings for all Halloween candies”.
What we really need of course is a warning about fun-hating school officials.
Mind you maybe these officials are just taking their cut from Venezuela’s socialist leader Hugo Chavez who has condemned Halloween as part of the “U.S. culture of terror.”
And here I thought it was about getting candies.