Pork Ban in TN School

Remember the old joke that a jury or lawyer could even indict a ham sandwich? It may not be indicted per se, but an elementary school in Brentwood, Tenn., told parents not to send any food to school made from pork. A third grade teacher at Sunset Elementary School decreed so.

The memorandum stated “No meats containing pork. Starting Monday, August 12, 2013, your child must provide their own snack from the above approved snack list,” which prohibited pork rinds, ham sandwiches, bacon, etc.

Fortunately, Williamson County School parents were unwilling to swallow this ban. One day after the pork ban went into effect, Williamson County Schools posted a message on their Facebook page telling parents to ignore the rules. “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.”

It’s good to know that people in our state find this distasteful and object to the overreach. It’s obviously a move to coddle Muslims. Funny, Jews, who also don’t eat pork, never get this kind of sensitivity.

This is shariah creep and it needs to be recognized and excised at every level where it is promoted. Nashville talk radio lines were buzzing about it. One listener remarked, “Is this school system trying to satisfy a religion?” Another commented, “I see a big red flag here.”

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