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Alabama school lifts ban on ‘Easter’

- The Washington Times - Monday, April 1, 2013

An Alabama school district has lifted a ban it had previously on any religious references, including the words "Easter" and "Christmas."

As reported last week, Madison County schools would not be allowed to refer to their annual egg hunt as a "Easter egg hunt" this year. They also wouldn't be able to call the Easter bunny an "Easter" bunny.

But in a letter sent to parents and obtained by Fox News, the superintendent has decided there's nothing wrong with holding on to tradition.

"These traditions are a part of our rich heritage, and I do not see them as infringing on ones' religious rights," Superintendent Dee Fowler wrote. "Additionally, words such as Christmas and Easter are not banned at our schools."

Heritage Elementary School Principal Lydia Davenport told WHNT last week that religious references had been banned in order to "respect and honor everybody's differences."

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