Score one for the good guys.
Third grade school teachers at Sunset Elementary School in Brentwood, TN sent home an approved snack list to parents. The list expressly prohibited children from bringing pork products to school. After an extremely loud public outcry, the ban was lifted.
Although the teachers didn’t specifically state that the ban was put in place to appease Muslims, it’s hard to imagine any other reason for such a ban. Are the teachers in the school suddenly concerned about the dietary habits of orthodox Jews in Brentwood? That’s highly unlikely.
The ban certainly wasn’t put in place because of any food allergy. As one parent posted on Facebook: “I’ve never heard of a life-threatening pork allergy.”
The original ban prohibited children from eating ham sandwiches, BLTs, or any other food product that contained pork. “No meats containing pork,” according the memorandum that was sent home. “Starting Monday, August 12, 2013 your child must provide their own snack from the above approved snack list.”
Fortunately, sanity eventually prevailed, thanks in part to grass roots activism. One day later, Williamson County Schools submitted a post on their Facebook page that read: “Schools should only be offering suggested snack choices, and that information will be sent home only if your child is in a classroom where there is a food allergy. Any reference to not allowing pork products in school is incorrect. Please disregard.”
Of course, neither the backtrack post on Facebook nor the original memorandum explained why the ban was put in place. This means that we know exactly why the ban was put in place: to appease Muslims.
As usual, government bureaucrats and the left-wing blowhards who control our public education system are willing to bend over backwards to avoid offending anyone except Christians.
Thankfully, this time it didn’t work.
You can see a copy of the memorandum below.