Happy Halloween to all. Today is the celebration of the dead; it's the night when ghosts and spirits have the power to roam the world. So everyone should be merry, but not these spoil sports who as Seattle's King 5 News reports, had Halloween cancelled:
"The school district says it got calls from witches - yes, actual witches - complaining about the continuation of ugly stereotypes. "That witches are portrayed with pointy noses and flying on broomsticks," said Karen Hansen, Puyallup School District. The district says it is just trying to be sensitive to individual religious beliefs... Puyallup school officials say the decision to cancel Halloween celebrations is a permanent one and students who wear costumes to school will be asked to take them off or leave. School officials add Wiccans weren't the only ones who complained about Halloween. Some Christian groups complained about the glamorization of the occult."
Well, I guess that even witches have feelings. The Atheologist has also heard that many parents and some local dentists were criticizing the decision.