The Halloween costume parade will take place at elementary schools in Milford, Connecticut, thanks to parents’ complaints. The district had moved holiday celebrations to the evening, so parents could attend — and children who objected to Halloween for religious or cultural reasons would not be pressured to participate.
Supt. Elizabeth Feser sounded testy in a letter rescinding the parade ban. “We have been accused of being un-American, of denying children participation in an American tradition” by protesting parents, she wrote.
In the CBS story, many commenters assume the district is trying to accommodate Muslim parents. I think they’re actually worried about conservative Christians, who object to making light of devils, witches, etc. But most will dress their kids as a non-supernatural being and make no fuss.