Easter Eggs Are Banned In Schools: The Spring Sphere Lie
Fox News reports on a 16-year-old “local private high school sophomore” named “Jessica” who called a radio show to reveal that while helping a third-grade teacher at an unnamed school she was told to called call Easter eggs “Spring Spheres”.
“At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats and jelly beans and other candy, but I was kind of unsure how the teacher would feel about that… I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay. She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat ‘spring spheres.’ I couldn’t call them Easter eggs… But the third graders had other ideas. When I took them out of the bag, the teacher said, ‘Oh look, spring spheres’ and all the kids were like ‘Wow, Easter eggs.”
The media is outraged. Letters and emails are fired off.
The Stranger relays one email:
“EASTER EGGS, EASTER EGGS, EASTER EGGS…IF IT WEREN’T FOR CHRISTIANS THERE WOULD BE NO SEATTLE, NO VACATION TIME FOR YOUR CRAZY SELVES…”
Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman Teresa Wippel says “we haven’t heard if or when it happened”.
But the story is now live.
“Political correctness takes away ‘Easter’ eggs” – The Washington Examiner
“US school renames Easter eggs ‘spring spheres” – Toronto Star
“How long will it be before liberal presidents bow to PC and rename the White House Easter Egg Roll?” – Newsbusters
“War on Easter?” – UPI
The Daily Mail thunders about “political corectness gone mad”:
The Seattle elementary school in question isn’t the only government organisation to leave Easter out of the equation. The city’s parks department has removed Easter from all of its advertised egg hunts.
The Seattle PI then explains the story by saying that the facest are unimportant:
True or not, Spheregate follows a few other well-known non-promotions of holidays. The city of Seattle purposely leaves out the word “Easter” from its annual community-center “spring egg hunts.”
Such are the facts.