Just when you believe you have heard the most ridiculous example of political correctness, some other elitist fool comes along and tops the last one with something even more absurd.
Take the case of the little deaf boy, named Hunter, who is now no longer allowed to use the sign language hand sign for his name because it looks like a gun.
Three-and-a-half year old Hunter Spanjer, who is deaf, signs his name by crossing his forefinger and index finger and moving his hand up and down. To his family, friends and those who know the Signing Exact English (S.E.E.) language that the Grand Island, Nebraska, boy uses, that gesture uniquely means “Hunter Spanjer.”
But to Hunter’s school district, it might mean something else. The district claims that it violates a rule that forbids anything in the school that looks like a weapon, reports KOLN-TV. And Hunter’s parents claim that Grand Island Pubic Schools administrators have asked them to change their son’s sign language name.
“Anybody that I have talked to thinks this is absolutely ridiculous,” Hunter’s grandmother Janet Logue told the TV station. “This is not threatening in any way.”
Hunter’s father Brian Spanjer said, “It’s a symbol. It’s an actual sign, a registered sign, through S.E.E.”
The family told KOLN that lawyers from the National Association of the Deaf may push for Hunter’s right to sign his name at the school.
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