Easter is a Dirty Word: Tolerance Isn’t For Christians.

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America wants tolerance? Well, they aren’t being tolerant of my religion! I am a victim, in my own country, for pursuing what our country was founded on—Christian principles!

Many of us have heard about the Alabama school, Heritage Elementary. Why? Because they just banned kids from saying “Easter” as they didn’t find it tolerant of other religions. Principal Lydia Davenport told WHNT, “So we’re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody’s differences.”

What is tolerance? I understand it as: tol·er·ance

1.The ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with…”religious tolerance”

2.The capacity to endure continued subjection to something, esp. a drug, transplant, antigen, or environmental conditions, without adverse…

Aren’t they being intolerant of the Christian faith? Can’t we accept that they have freedom of thought and religion, without having to give up our American rights to free thought and religion? Tolerance has come to mean accepting anything other than Christianity. If it weren’t for our ethics, our country wouldn’t be where it is today. The least that these “tolerant” people could do is respect our history.

Don’t believe me? Why is it accepted for Muslim children to take prayer breaks, but we aren’t allowed to pray or read our Bibles in school? Where’s the logic in this? So, it’s okay for us to be offended, but if they’re offended, we’re racist, intolerant, pigs.

This is America, people! Let’s speak up while we still can. We’ve already let our culture twist our holidays into something unrecognizable from what they originally stood for. Now we’re going to let them change the terms too? Enough is enough.

Happy Easter, everyone! This is the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

“For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000055453173 Wanda Diaz

    I love your post and agree 100% with it!

  • ladyride

    This country was founded on the beliefs of freedoms the first being the freedom of religion. Our founding fathers left England so they could have that. Christianity has been attacked on every front in the last few years. If this were any other faith the outcry would be loudly protested coast to coast. I will continue to say Merry Christmas, Happy Easter. Mainly I am tired of being politically correct & having my rights run over.

    • ewheeless

      we should all send this principal Easter Cards and wish her a Happy Easter should not be to hard to mail it to the schools address then she surely would think twice about this again. Id pull my kids out and homeschool if this is what happened too

      • violater1

        I like your idea but she would probably become irate and piss her pants or something stupid like that!

    • budman

      Exactly. That is why the oath for office for President is taken with the bible; why we have “In God we Trust” on our currency, and why we have established religious holidays that is recognized by our Congress.

      The Liberals are projecting a lie about the separation of church and state.The intent, when our country was founded was to keep a religious order from establishing policy in Government, not what we can do or say in our schools. Using their own logic, if that is what they choose to call it, we could say that it is wrong to have 86 per cent of the professors in college teaching Liberal views against religion and promoting the Socialist agenda. It is a do as I say, not as I do viewpoint.

      Get these wacko Liberals out of Government. That is the only way we are going to change the trend and bring common sense back in this country.

      • R_Nixon

        The lie they propagate is telling people the Constitution actually says something about separation of Church & State. In actuality, it doesn’t use that wording anywhere. The phrase “separation of church and state” is taken from a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802. The 1st Amendment to the Constitution actually reads “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” In other words, the government can’t create/establish/promote any religion and make citizens follow it and can’t prohibit you from freely exercising your religion. If there were truly “separation” then you’d have to prove yourself to be an atheist to run for political office as nobody with any religious convictions of any kind would be allowed to serve in government. (of course it’s pretty much that way now… I can’t think of any current politicians who place God above themselves)

    • http://www.facebook.com/edward.ebersole.50 Edward Ebersole

      I totally understand where you are coming from and agree, happy Easter.

  • Paula

    This is such B.S. I’m sure it’s OK that muslim students can speak openly about allah and pray 5 times a day…with the schools blessings!

    It’s time WE drop the PC crap…. and start to stand up and yell… for OUR rights!

    • Margaret. Jacobson

      Whether one decides to pray a hundred times daily……..the government should just leave everybody free to follow their on beliefs. Me I freely celebrate all holidays!! Merry Christmas , happy Easter etc… I like the feeling of choosing whatever suits me !! I personally agree like merry Christmas greetings etc ….I believe in god, I DO NOT SUPPORT ANY ONE CHURCH!! Being GOD IS EVERYWHERE !!

  • JuneUSA

    We live in America and we believe in any religion that is fair to all. Taking away tradition is not fair. This teacher is not teaching the golden rule. She is teaching bias and that no one can believe in any thing but what she has decided. That is wrong. In this country we have been raised to accept that we are all different and that is a good thing. No way will I ever accept a religion (so called) that teaches bias, beatings, killing in the name of religion or the demeaning of women or a person because they don’t believe as someone else demands. America accepts good religions and hates bad ones that demands you to do bad things.

  • Roadhog88

    This atheistic socialist needs to be sent to Cuba, or China, or Iran, where she’ll really learn about “tolerance.” We were founded as a Christian nation, and are still a Christian nation, until we allow these lunatics to seize it from us. Fight for freedom! Happy Easter!

    • violater1

      Happy Eastet to you as well and I agree with you entirely!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Hand/100000649740288 John Hand

    What is with the writer of this article? Why not give us at least the town this school is located in so we can call that principal?

    • WesTexan

      I don’t mean to be a smart a$$, but have you ever used Google or Bing? I found it in under two minutes.

      Heritage Elementary School
      Address: 11775 County Line Rd, Madison, AL 35758
      Phone:(256) 772-2075

      • http://www.facebook.com/itorosamuel.enang Itoro Samuel Enang

        All christians should stand up to this principal and instruct their children to resist such a ban, even if it means taking them out of the school. I’m sure if everyone refuses her ban, she can’t expel every student. Itoro

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  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.leslie.3998 Paul Leslie

    This principle should be fired simply because of respect for the students. Seriously, why would any parent leave their child under the control of this troll who is a propagandist for P.C. progressive liberalism.

  • Fischenbach

    While I agree that this nation was founded on Christian principles, I don’t think you can make the case that this country was founded as a Christian nation as the people that founded this country were not Christians. However, the post is valid.

  • constantvigil

    Do the leftists and liberals Hate Easter as Christ defeats their MASTER Satan by God’s grace and salvation through Christ’s death and resurrection for the sin of the world??
    Horror – what political incorrectness on Good Friday?!?!?!

    HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Margaret. Jacobson

      Thank you ….the same to you …..and your family

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donna-Guiffrida/1762711020 Donna Guiffrida

    And what happened to free speech?

  • Paul

    It is also a “free Speech” issue. The Courts have ruled that religious speech is also protected speech under the first amendment. This prinicpal has “censored” the speech of her students. What is she going to do, suspend them for calling them Easter Eggs. Even the ACLU knows that the Word Easter used as a context for the holiday is “legal”. This priniciple is an ignoramus.

  • OFudge

    Just where is this Heritage Elementary? This makes me ashamed to be from Alabama. I thought we were past this kind of intolerance down here.

  • http://twitter.com/knussel Babsan

    How about Ramadan??

  • stormymisty

    Who do these people think they are I bet they are not Amarican born…They are having thier hands full trying to change our ways of life…I think that what goes around comes around…I am with you Ladyride…Marry Christmas ,Happy Easter, happy thanksgiving…I was born free and intend to stay free. I am tired of hearing all the stupid things that are coming out of the white house people that live there…Stupid stupid people….people getting the free stuff are right in heaven being happy people…Or they so happy ???????

  • truthseeker

    That is not “religious diversity”, that is religious persecution. Honoring and respecting differences??? Where is the respect for those that believe in Easter? An Easter egg hunt isn’t even in the classroom – and I imagine it is optional… I wonder if they have activities IN the classroom that introduce the children to religious practices of non christian religions?

  • Christian follower of Jesus

    I am becoming less tolerant of people like this principle. I say she should be fired, and loose her teaching license. But I don’t think the people of the US have the guts to do that.

  • mooneydriver

    Like so many liberals, tolerance applies only to their views, or the principles they promote. Otherwise they are vicious hate-mongers, incapable of tolerating any view other than their own. As for the first amendment – it doesn’t apply under the current administration, in fact neither does the other 26 apply to this administration. As for Ramadan, Lailat-Ul-Quadr, Eid-Al-Fitr, Ashura, Eid al-adha, Israel Miraji Ascent of Prophet Muhammad, and of course Rosa Parks birthday (Feb 4), Malcolm X’s birthday (May 19), Rosa Parks Commemorative (Dec 1), and Kwanzaa. Well, obviously no self-respecting liberal would ever criticize any of these days, nor would they have the guts to do so!
    Neither would I. As a Christian, I choose to leave these people’s views alone. All I ask is for equal respect, and treatment.

  • Christian follower of Jesus

    This is no longer an America in or follows GOD. Most of the people follow Lucifer. I know most of them would never say they do. BUT either you follow GOD, or you follow Lucifer, no and if or buts about it.

  • 32eagle

    need to teach the kids about easter island and some geography lessons-and say easter island about two thousand times

    • Ancoman

      They’ll probably make the kids call it “Bunny Rabbit Island”.

  • Marv

    Why don’t ALL the parents go in mass to the school board and demand respect for the Christian religion? – Because they wont get off their dead butts and act.

  • David Kelly

    God forbid we offend a Muslim, oops can;t say God or Easter

  • [email protected]

    It’s called “a soft invasion.” We have elected the enemy. Most of us are asleep…Please Wake Up!

  • R_Nixon

    There’s no reason to get upset by her actions… she’s actually doing Christians a favor without even realizing it. If she knew the true origins of easter, she’d probably force all the students to participate and use the word as much as possible. Easter isn’t a Christian or directly biblical term, but comes from a form of the name Astarte, a Chaldean (Babylonian) goddess known as “the queen of heaven.” (She is mentioned by that title in the Bible in Jeremiah 7:18
    and 44:17-19, 25 and referred to in 1 Kings 11:5
    , 33 and 2 Kings 23:13
    by the Hebrew form of her name, Ashtoreth. So “Easter” is found in the Bible—as part of the pagan religion God condemns!) The only bible that even uses the word “easter” is the King James Bible, which was edited and censored by the homosexual pedophile, King James of England so that it wouldn’t contradict his power. The pagan festival of easter involving rabbits & eggs was around long before Christ. You can thank the Roman Emperor Constantine and the Nicaea council of
    325 A.D. for combining this pagan ritual with the resurrection of Christ. I
    choose not to worship the pagan goddess easter but instead choose to
    worship Christ and his teachings as they were before mortal men corrupted
    Christianity. I celebrate that Sunday sans the eggs, rabbits, paganism & pagan name and simply refer to it as “Resurrection Day”.

  • Kenny

    People need to go to this school and protest. Many of the non Christian religions are practiced by foreigners , if they came to our country, they should be accepting of our ways. There should be protesting on 2 fronts, the school and the school district office. It’s great to blog but we need something more. I live too far away ( out of the state ). If I were close, I would organize a protest.

  • Kenny

    It seems that the 1st amendment only applies to foreigners or non Christians. HAPPY EASTER, HAPPY EASTER, HAPPY EASTER TO ALL !!!

  • CinKidCA

    Just another good reason to reduce the role of government in our lives. They should not be involved in the education of our children (what a FINE job they are doing), should not be telling us what to do in the bedroom, etc. The founding fathers would be aghast to see what a worthless, intrusive, overbearing system we have now. Power to the people and their beliefs. With government, less equals more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rcosenza1 Robert Cosenza

    we the people,who are the real government.if any one knows the phone # or lydia davenports email or the schools phone # let me know,i will start may phone/email/fax campaign against the school,and lydia and all who voted to enforce this,let me know,i,ll add these to my long list of traitors to we the people

  • http://www.facebook.com/martin.schmitt.7146 Martin Schmitt

    easter easter———10000 times easter Alabama go poop.

  • Susan

    It is Marxism to erase all our Traditions to destroy the understanding of history of the USA. Besides—our Rights come from God and so we have Revelation, which includes Easter. The Ten Commandments sits on the Supreme Court Building for a Reason. There is no “separation” of Church and State possible and only Stalin put it in HIS Constitution. Now, we have an Atheist/Satanic religion forced on our children which indoctrinates them to take “Pride” in anal sex—the Rite of Satanists/Lucifereans.

    This is erasing Christian concepts and flipping “Good and Evil”—so they can put in Pagan gods– the State can become mommy and daddy and create “Good and Evil”.

    Public schools need to be locally controlled again—like they were designed. Parents control curricula—not Billy Ayers and Marxists. As JS Mill stated—no Federal government involvement—they only brainwash to destroy truth and make non-thinking ACORN thugs who “think” in perverted ways which ejects Reason and Virtue.

    All Founders stated “Virtue” is the only reason for education. That was noted since Socrates. Without Virtue, there can be no Freedom. Sex Ed is cultural Marxism–to corrupt and pervert the normal sexual formation of children which destroys Virtue (excellence, Wisdom, etc). Google Lukacs and his radical Sex Ed, PP indoctrination is way worse than the Marxist’s Lukac’s curricula—-what he used to destroy a generation of children—to collapse Hungary’s culture.

  • Douglas W. Rodrigues

    Lets see how this school treats Ramadan when that time comes? I’ll lay bets and assume that it will be a double standard.

  • G.Frazier

    My thought is this: Christianity is being put to the same cross, where its Leader died! I think it is yet another attempt by the world to snuff out Jesus Christ and they will, just like all their predecessors, fail!
    Why? Because, when they fed the Christians to lions and hung them on crosses, their numbers multiplied because the non-believers desired a faith worth dying for! That is something we have been lacking, since the beginning of the land of the free.
    So, I’m open to allowing Obama, along with his Muslim buddies, to throw his/their best punch at us.
    I am already aware that Lenin, Tolstoy — all the way down to Leonid Brezhnev, always promised to eradicate Christianity from the USSR, before they died. And, every one of those “leaders” went to his grave a dismal failure because, during the course of their reigns, Christianity GREW!!

    If you ask me, it’s understandable that Obama, along with his Muslim brethren, will end up seeing the populace of the United States straighten up and this may just be the prophesied End Time Revival!

  • timrelbook

    The christians and the lazy , dumb, churches have done it to themselves by supporting the govt education system for decades. They are nothing but atheist brainwashing factories but the lazy christians care so little for their children’s faith that they send their kids to these Molochian institutions. Not only that , they vote for politicians who want to spend more money hiring these God assasins(professors and teachers). Never in history have a people willingly paid high taxes to have their supposed important faith destroyed by full time cadre of professional intellectuals seeking to undermine the religous beliefs of their children. The only thing that would give christianity a fighting chance in godless america would be a mass exodus from govt education, but don’t hold your breath. If they haven’t left by now they will never leave . Most of their kids are leaving the faith but the (christian parents) just don’t really care.

  • Ben

    The Christian faith has influenced the very creation and
    foundational development of this country. It is because of who we were as a
    people, and that was a people heavily influenced by Christian teachings that we
    rose up to be such a positive force across the world and history.

    Anyone who does not know this does not understand our history
    as well as our enemies does.

    Those that would destroy our country from within, need to destroy
    our ability to measure right from wrong. To win, our enemies need to operate
    without interference.

    Christianity is a barrier to barbarism and tyranny because
    it is the light that reveals the ruler that measures right from wrong.

    Job 24:13,15,17 (NIV) “There are those who rebel
    against the light, who do not know its ways or stay in its paths… The eye of
    the adulterer watches for dusk; he thinks, ‘No eye will see me,’ and he keeps
    his face concealed… For all of them, deep darkness is their morning; they
    make friends with the terrors of darkness. “The bible says that light and
    darkness cannot exist together

    Also, not taking a side for wright or wrong is taking the
    side of the wrong, remember bad men can only exist when good men do nothing.

    Use Bing for your search engine, lessor of two evils

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    small donation will help us help ourselves https://www.wepay.com/donations/the-crutch-foundation_1

  • Ben

    This principal should be identified and removed from any proximity
    of children.

    It’s up to the parent and adults to make sure our children
    are not being turned against the culture that made us a great country as they
    replace it with something else that spells our demise

  • runstowin

    What do bunny rabbits have to do with the death and resurrection of Christ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kalait John Butler

    Guessing this School Super will celebrate any muslim holiday! No celebration of holidays, school in session for 275 days with no break. Teach our kids what they should learn of history not what you want to teach. Else, homeschooling should be easier!!! BTW: 1+ 1 = 2 not 3,5,7, 10 or who the hell cares.

  • http://twitter.com/DonBahn1 Don Bahn

    In the beginning of this country Christmas was banned. First Christ was not born December 25, according to the Bible, the shepherds were in the field with their flock and an Angel appeared to them, telling of the Birth of a Savior. The time the shepherds stayed in the fields with the flock was during the birthing time, this happens in the spring around the end of April early May, and again in September early October. Bethlehem was the place the sacrificial lambs were born, raised, inspected for unacceptable blemishes, and sent from, for the Temple Worship. December is way too cold in Bethlehem, to be out in the fields over night. Pagans celebrated the winter equinox lasting seven days starting around December 21 incorporating giving gifts, decorating trees, and burning yule logs, depending on what area of the known world they were in. There were zero wise men at the Bethlehem manger, the Bible indicates the wise men did not show up until Christ was between 1 and 2 years old at a house in an unspecified location, the Scriptures never reveal the exact number of wise men that came to visit Jesus, historically wealthy “wise” men traveled in caravans of 40 or more, Jesus was not poor, after the wise men came to visit, He owned a house in Capernaum.
    No where in the Bible is any mention as to Christ’s birthday being celebrated by Christ or any of the disciples, that is why no one knows what day He was born.

    Second Easter is a pagan fertility celebration, celebrating the pagan goddess Ishtar (pronounced easter), also known as Astarte to Phoenicians, Ashtaroth or Ashtoreth to the ancient Israelites, Ostara to the Germans and Eostre or Eastre to the Anglo-Saxons, it was celebrated around the Spring equinox, which incorporated decorated eggs, and bunny rabbits . Both of the pagan celebrations were incorporated into Christianity by the deception of satan to distract believers and be a snare to trip up the weak in faith. The Bible strongly condemns this as an abomination.
    Judges 2:13, 10:6. 1 Samuel 7:3, 12:10, 1Kings 11″5, and 2 Kings 23:13.

    Christ observed Passover, which happens the 14th evening of the first month of each Hebrew year (Leviticus 23:5) the early spring, the Last Supper was actually a Passover meal.

    Christians must reconnect with the Jewish roots of the faith, without the Jew there would be no Christ / salvation.

    Both Christmas, and Easter are satans celebrations combining decorations, celebrations and the LOVE OF MONEY.

  • Politically Incorrect

    For anybody that has lived in a Muslim country, you know first and foremost Islam is a government body/structure, and religion is secondary. The belief is in that order. There is no other order. This is what we tolerate, another form of government, supported by a religious belief that the first is the true form of government then enforced and expanded upon by the second: religious teaching.
    Our politicians are too stupid to know the difference, or they are willingly allowing the crossbreading to occur. I don’t know if anybody on this post is OK with allowing another form of government to meld into ours. What is this, politically correct BS?
    Since Christianity is a scourge for all the liberal do gooders, and can’t we all get along phylosophers, just throw this at them for laughs since anyones outrage and complaints will fall on deaf ears and/or be labelled to be racially motivated or interpreted as some form of hate speach: “I never knew that colored eggs and a bunny was a religious symbol. It’s more of an old fertility ritual, and isn’t sex education force taught to little children in these schools anyway?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristy.littlefield.1 Kristy Littlefield

    How did this woman become a Principal? Scary to think that people like her are caring for our children.. She needs to take a refresher course on the Constitution and the first ammendment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aunt.dot.3 Aunt Dot

    GET THESE PEOPLE OUT OF OUR HOMES!!! They have NO right to take over the parent’s job of eduating the core beliefs of thier children. taking away should NOT be allowed.. Her local and state governments should make her apologize for her stupidity!!

  • http://twitter.com/Ginger87627445 Ginger

    May God help us – evil is among us -we have lost our rights – we need God’s help……Happy Easter, everyone !

  • bjreg3

    Liberals and atheists are the most intolerant people. Look at the vitriol and hate they spew at those that don’t follow exactly what they want. Bullies, all of them.