Danish school cancels Christmas to avoid ‘preaching’ to non-Christian children

Syria Week at the same Danish school.

Parents of local children, education officials and leading Danish politicians have criticized a primary school after it chose to cancel the traditional Christmas service, due to the presence of students of immigrant backgrounds.

“We took the decision because we have children who are not Protestant,” Marianne Vederso Schmidt, the head of Gribskolen in Graested, a town of fewer than 5,000 people in eastern Denmark, wrote in an intranet posting earlier this month.

  • tom_billesley

    “we have children who are not Protestant”. It can’t be because of mahometans – there must be a few Catholics.

    • Gotta be.

    • Watchman

      Maybe they got a note from the Vatican with the Pope telling them not to concentrate on Christmas and the birth of the Messiah, but to prioritise Social Justice in the school around this time of year.

    • I’ve seen some Muslims not bothered by Christmas, even keen on taking part in it.

      This is the work of self-hating white liberals whose chief talent is self-flagellation.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Sounds reasonable. They should switch to the Islamic calendar too.

  • Editor

    Why was I willing to bet $20 the decision maker on this would be a woman as soon as I saw the headline?

    ” Marianne Vederso Schmidt, the head of Gribskolen in Graested, [ . . . ] posting
    earlier this month.

  • ontario john

    Yes we must not upset the muslims, they may get all stabby.

  • deplorabledave

    killer smiles

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    “Danish” school, that is, but in reality a front for the Islamic invasion (hijrah) to Europe.

    • Editor

      I think that is an apt description of many if not most European schools and even a fair portion of North American academia. Just go look at OISE’s web site.


      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        100% in agreement, Editor. Happy 2018, o/t!

  • roccolore

    Still okay: Ramadan and Kwanzaa