Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any Dumber

Hot cross buns too offensive for school
A school in the United Kingdom has banned traditional hot cross buns for fear the religious symbol drawn on the top of each roll might offend some students.

Hot cross buns are normally served during the Easter season, especially on Good Friday. Without the white cross drawn with icing, the treat is just a plain currant bun.

The head teacher of the Oaks Primary School in Ipswich, UK, Tina Jackson, has asked her supplier to nix the crosses, the Suffolk Evening Star reported.

[…] "The cross is there in recognition of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, but for our students who are Jehovah Witnesses hot cross buns are not part of their beliefs. We decided to ask to have the cross removed in respect of their beliefs."
(Read the whole thing here)

The funny thing is, I almost made up a parody on this very topic a couple of months ago. I didn’t write it because I thought it was just too silly.

Coming next: Child targeted by ACLU for crossing fingers. Moslems riot. News at 10.