NJ Schools Try To Give Time Off For Every Major Religious Holiday But Leave One Group FUMING
In an attempt to appease all major religions — and they even included Wicca — the New Jersey Board of Education approved more than 100 religious holidays on its list of days that students can take off without penalty if their religion is celebrating a particular holiday that day. But their highly inclusive decision has left one group fuming.
According to Education Action Group, atheists feel that they've been left out.
One commentor to the board's lengthy announcement posted on NJ.com wondered why Festivus wasn't on the list. Another wished they could have time off to celebrate "the feast of Maximum Occupancy" from "The Simpsons." Another wondered why these was no acknowledgement of Pastafarianism from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (yes, that's actually a thing). Yet another commentor wished for May 4th off to celebrate "Star Wars Day."
Once you start down the path of inclusivity, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you, it will.