When has America become a nation of eunuchs, being tyrannized by the whiny few?
But it’s not just any whiny minority. It has to be a group that the Left has designated to be An Official Victim Group.
Yesterday, on his radio talk show, Rush Limbaugh brought up the subject of the alleged offensiveness of the name of the NFL team, the Washington Redskins.
Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), was on a Washington sports radio station and was asked about Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, saying he will never change the name of the Redskins, despite some people allegedly finding the word “Redskins” to be offensive.
Goodell was asked: “Is that his [Snyder’s] decision to make alone…?”
Imagine that. The owner of a private business cannot decide on his own what name to call his business!
Goodell answered: “I grew up in Washington. The Colts were my team early on, and then I became a Redskins fan. I know the team name is part of their history and tradition, and that’s something that’s important to the Redskins fans, and I think what we have to do, though, is we have to listen. If one person’s offended, we have to listen.“
Did you get that? The commissioner of the NFL says:
“If one person is offended, we have to listen.”
That is the same eunuch mentality that led a school in Brentwood, Tennessee to ban pork from the school’s menu to avoid offending Muslims.
Todd Starnes reports for Fox News Radio, Aug. 15, 2013, that Sunset Elementary School banned students from eating ham sandwiches, BLT’s and anything else made with pork.
Parents found out about this ridiculous Muslim-appeasing ban when Sunset’s third grade teachers sent home an “Approved Snack List” for the school year, which specifically banned anything that comes from a pig.
“Starting Monday, August 12, 2013 your child must provide their own snack from the above approved snack list.” “Only choose a food from the following list to bring into school for snack.” And in bold-face type: “No other food items are permitted.”
The approved snack list consists of 7 items, beginning with Item No. 1: Fresh Fruits.
Item No. 3 on the approved snack list states “No meats containing pork.”
There was such an uproar among parents about the pork ban that a day after the 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.”
The district lamely said the memorandum was to address food allergies but did not explain why pork was banned. One parent wrote on Facebook: “I’ve never heard of a life-threatening pork allergy.”
Nashville radio host Michael DelGiorno wrote on his Facebook page that the memo’s approved snack list was a “typical list for a Madrassa.” One of his listeners wrote: “If you think this has anything to do with something besides appeasing Muslims then you are either stupid or willfully ignorant.”
***Editor’s Note: The school ban on pork was eventually overturned due to community outrage.
Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.