When did it become more acceptable in America to be Gay than Christian? Thirty years ago we’d barely heard of Gay rights and no one would bat an eye at a nativity scene. The Gays were hidden away in their closets and Peter Cottontail hopped happily down the bunny trail. Now the bunny is in the closet.

We’ve become far more tolerant of alternate lifestyles and so politically correct that we deny our own beliefs as to avoid offending anyone. Are we losing ourselves in a push to undo the injustices of the past?

When the politically correct infection strikes deep into the south it may be too late to reverse. At an Alabama elementary school, the principal has determined that the use of the word Easter may be offensive to some people so the annual Easter egg hunt has been done away with.

There is no doubt that Easter is a religious holiday; it celebrates the resurrection of Christ just as Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ. Is that offensive to those who don’t share that philosophy? It’s not like Christmas and Easter were suddenly thrust upon us in the last few years; it’s been a few thousand years. When did the celebrations of one religion suddenly become offensive to the others? The answer is quite simply: it never did; yet the batty left-wing zealots aren’t willing to wait for an outcry, which would never come, to prevent such a heinous offense from occurring. So now we add to the list of banned words, Easter. It’s only a matter of time before Lent and Palm Sunday join the list.

Gay marriage in the courts but no Easter in the schools

Many like to toss out the “separation of church and state,” a supposed constitutional tenet, that actually doesn’t even exist. The Constitution prohibits the state from sanctioning or establishing an official religion, it never says that the state must not even recognize that religion exists. In fact there are references to a religious deity throughout our government symbols, buildings and even our currency.

Nonetheless, Lydia Davenport, principal of Heritage Elementary School in Madison, Alabama announced they will not be having an Easter egg hunt this year, because an egg hunt is associated with Easter, and Easter may be offensive to some people.

Now Ms. Davenport is fine with the concept of a bunny, as long as you don’t dare call it the Easter bunny.

“We had in the past,” Ms. Davenport said, “a parent to question us about some of the things we do here at school, so we’re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody’s differences.”

One wonders whether Ms. Davenport would feel the same way about the children being exposed to open expressions of affection between Gay partners? Why is respect for another’s feelings only compelling when it involves the expression of a particular religion? What if it just morally repulsive? Does that count?

The Supreme Court has been dealing with the delicate matter of marriage this week to determine whether the voters of a state have the right to prohibit Gay marriage and whether the federal government must recognize Gay marriage. Regardless of your position on those matters, isn’t it obvious that we’ve traded acceptance for one lifestyle for the beliefs of another?

We are not evolving in America, we are simply casting off our values. There is a specific right granted by our founders to religious freedom; there is no right of marriage. How funny that in an attempt to be politically correct we’ve simply swapped the two around.


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