Some things are considered sacred, and still there are others that, well, apparently can be cancelled at a moment’s notice.
From Conservative Post:
Parents of local children, education officials and leading Danish politicians have criticized a primary school after it chose to cancel the traditional Christmas service, due to the presence of students of immigrant backgrounds.
“We took the decision because we have children who are not Protestant,” Marianne Vederso Schmidt, the head of Gribskolen in Graested, a town of fewer than 5,000 people in eastern Denmark, wrote in an intranet posting earlier this month.
Schmidt noted that the decision may have been overdue, as the education law forbids preaching “and it must be left to the individual families whether they want to privately attend a service.”
Ten parents complained to the primary school, and the story was immediately picked up by national media, which speculated that the move was aimed at appeasing the sensitivities of Muslim students. Some accused Gribskolen of double standards, considering that last year it staged a ‘Syria Week’ in which Danish children immersed themselves in Middle Eastern culture, and were given lessons by immigrants.
You can see happening here precisely what was cautioned earlier.
This is the kind of thing that keeps happening, all over the world, and even in towns’ in the United States. Fear of “offending” someone of a different background, an immigrant in our country, means that children who do want to celebrate are missing out. It’s pathetic.