Thursday, December 08, 2011

Michigan's Cherry Knoll Elementary School Under Fire For Removing 'Gay' From 'Deck The Halls'‏

We read:
"A Michigan music teacher's decision to censor the word "gay" from a traditional Christmas carol is being met with a frosty response.

The teacher, who has not yet been named in any of the published reports, allegedly removed "gay" from "Deck The Halls" after 1st and 2nd grade students kept giggling during preparations for a Christmas concert at Cherry Knoll Elementary School in Traverse City. Instead of the traditional lyric, the students were taught to sing "don we now our bright apparel," according to UpNorthLive.com.

The school's Facebook page has since been inundated with reactions from infuriated parents and fellow educators. "By taking the word 'gay' out of 'Deck The Halls' you are making it a big deal, one word can have different meanings," wrote one user. "Your personal opinions should not reflect what you teach other people's children. Please teach the children the classic song the way it was written."

Another added: "Essentially, this teacher has now taught the elementary school children, including children as young as five, that gay means homosexual sex."

As UpNorthLive.com notes, however, Principal Chris Parker has said he is disappointed in the music teacher's decision to change the lyrics to the song, and the students are, in fact, now back to singing the original version.

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23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gay used to be a fine word until the fudgepackers got a hold of it.

Anonymous said...

Gay doesn't mean homosexual sex - it means male homosexual, although lesbians are trying to co-opt it these days. Fudge-packing, on the other hand, does mean homosexual sex.

Fa-la-la-la-la ... it's already the most gay Christmas carol there is.

-L

Use the Name, Luke said...

Ah yes, the evolution of word meanings.

Originally it meant happy, cheerful, joyful. (That was the meaning in the song.)

Then the homosexuals coopted it to try to make homosexuality sound cheerful and happy.

As a result, "gay" has come to mean pathetic, lame, substandard.

It almost as if the negatives they try to hide by using positive words can't help but leak through and stain the "fresh new euphemisms."

Anonymous said...

As has been said before on these posts, it was not homosexuals who applied the word "gay" to themselves first but was a demeaning word by "straight" people because "gay" was slang for female prostitutes and then applied to effeminate homosexual prostitutes. In the 60's homosexual groups just tried to turn the word around as now they do with "queer", "fag", "queen" etc. It's amazing how homophobes blame their victims even for the names they call them.

Anonymous said...

"To conquer a nation without the use of military force, you must first control the minds of their young..." --- Karl Marx

Anonymous said...

Fear not. AIDS will save the world.

Anonymous said...

" AIDS will save the world."

Yup. It will happen sooner than later, especially with our hatred for Obummercare.

Anonymous said...

"Gay" means happy. It's the f*cking homosexuals who have stolen common, innocuous words to further agenda.

Faggot - piece of wood
Gay - happy
Queen - female monarch
Dyke - type of dam
Fudge-packer - candy worker
Rainbow - God's symbol of peace

All these terms were at one time completely innocent until the homosexual community (male and female) stole them.

Anonymous said...

"Gay" means happy. It's the f*cking homosexuals who have stolen common, innocuous words to further agenda.

Faggot - piece of wood
Gay - happy
Queen - female monarch
Dyke - type of dam
Fudge-packer - candy worker
Rainbow - God's symbol of peace

All these terms were at one time completely innocent until the homosexual community (male and female) stole them.

Bird of Paradise said...

AGY means HAPPY look it up in a dictionary

Anonymous said...

From Wikipedia:

Agy is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

Anonymous said...

Gay still means happy.

Anonymous said...

3:38 is a wilfully ignorant bigot. Particularly amazing is that he/she can say that "fudge packer" was a term devised by homos and not hetero bigots.
And Bird of P has been discredited so many times for his ignorance plus inability to spell simple English - he/she can't even spell a 3-letter word "GAY" and then so ironically says look it up in a dictionary!! What a tool!

Anonymous said...

"What a tool!"

Awe, but he is OUR tool.

Anonymous said...

The teacher didn't change it because of any PC bull.... she changed it because the kids kept giggling and she just wanted to get past it and teach them music. To be honest I don't really blame her.This really is a non-story.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely blame the teacher. Did she bother to even instruct her students that "gay" has more meanings than the homosexual community would have us believe? Did she instruct her students about "context"? or are our schools too f*cked up to turn out students who even have a clue?

Anonymous said...

'Gay' would be one topic that most public school teachers seem happy to teach, regardless of age!

Anonymous said...

Gay was a good word till the pc libturds decided it meant something else. It has been so misused, needs to be replaced and bright is a perfectly good replacement. If the asshole feminist and pc bastards can take JESUS out of Christmas carols and anything else to do with CHRISTMAS, i see nothing wrong with removing gay.

Bird of Paradise said...

I ment to say GAY means HAPPY We just have persons ignorant on certian subjects

President Not Sure said...

"They love fucking each other in the ass so much, they call it HAPPY!"

- Jim Jefferies

Anonymous said...

Such dumb people here who don't appear to read preceding posts!

Anonymous said...

And what have we learned...?

That a bunch of seven year old kids think gay=homosexual. Now, since I'm betting they didn't learn that in school at their age, what does this tell us about the way they were raised? About a culture where they have already begun to "otherize" and mock people that are different from themselves? Where something as minor as one word can set them off?

We learned they are seven. What excuse do some of the posters here have for having similar spastic reactions?

Anonymous said...

Bullying in schools starts with the "pack" picking on someone who seems different according to the norms of the pack. Adults aren't much different. Humans are not much more evolved/advanced than animals.