After a Massachusetts school district removed 3 religious holidays to make up for snow days, Rep. Sean Duffy and Fox news hosts point to liberal conspiracy.
On the March 16, 2015 edition of Fox’ News’ show Outnumbered, the two hosts along with guest Wisconsin Representative Sean Duffy accused the Easton, Mass. School district of conspiring to eliminate religious holidays from the school calendar. Easton, near Boston, has seen record snowfall throughout the 2014-2015, causing numerous snow days to be taken. Because of the number of snow days incurred this winter season, the school district dropped several religious holidays – two Jewish holidays and one Christian holiday – so that the school year would not have to be extended into June.
Rep. Duffy alleged a conspiracy by left-leaning academics, saying, “Don’t let any good crisis go to waste, and if you want to take religion out of the public square, look at Boston, look at all the snow and say, ‘What a great reason. Now we can take these religious holidays out of our school system.’ It’s using the crisis to the liberal benefit.” Hosts Jedediah Bila and Andrea Tantaros readily agreed with Rep. Duffy’s assessment of this snow day conspiracy.
Bila went on to suggest that the school district begin their day earlier rather than anger religious groups. The hosts also suggested that New Year’s Eve be put back on the school calendar or Saturdays be added to the school week. Rep. Duffy, though, intimated that liberals would rather see religious holidays be removed from the academic arena and that snow days were the perfect cover.
The three-term Wisconsin Representative and former reality-TV star is no stranger to conspiracy theories. Rep. Duffy implied that certain vaccinations do not work as far as his family’s values are concerned, an apparent attempt to capitalize on the anti-vaccination frenzy gripping the U.S. in recent years. Rep. Duffy has also claimed that public education is “meaningless liberal crap.”