Recently, an ‘extra’ news item on the 7 p.m. news on one of the local television channels was about an elementary-school principal in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, who banned candy canes because they’re in the shape of a ‘J’ for Jesus.
In fact, in her memo to teachers, according to a December 7 LifeSiteNews article, there were to be no decorations or school assignments that make any reference to Christmas, including Santa Claus and the colours red and green. Her reason? “We have varied religious beliefs in our school, and our job is to be inclusive.”
Although no candy canes are allowed because of their shape, red and white ones are especially unacceptable because “the red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol of his resurrection”.