Friday, December 09, 2011

School Yanks Carols Featuring Santa, God & Christmas

We read:
"A New Jersey high school admits that it “inadvertently” censored Christmas songs that include the words God, Jesus, Santa, Christmas and Chanukah – in place of music that would not be “belief-specific.”

Colin Curran, a student at West Windsor – Plainsboro High School South, wrote about the incident in a Huffington Post blog titled, “Christmas, I mean Holiday, Music.”

Curran wrote that he was in charge of creating a playlist for a holiday breakfast hosted by the student council for young children. He said the student council adviser told him to avoid any holiday music that included the words God Jesus, Santa, Christmas or Chanukah.

Gerri Hutner, the director of communications for the West Windsor Plainsboro School District, confirmed the incident occurred – but said the adviser was mistaken. “There is not a ban on religious music,” Hutner told Fox News & Commentary. “Religious music is a part of the concerts we have from elementary through high school. We do not restrict music within our programs.”

Curran detailed his search for holiday songs that might meet the school’s criteria – but only came up with a handful of selections. Among those making the cut – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Marshmallow World.” “I understand that people have different beliefs, but is the mention of Santa in a song really going to change someone’s belief set?” he wrote.

But many school districts are worried about lawsuits from groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and their associates – groups Cortman accused of spreading fear.

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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

The United States was founded as a Christian country by mostly Christians. It is the Liberal PC crowd who has raped the United States and stripped her bare of her religious clothing. God Bless America, and Merry F*cking CHRISTmas.

Anonymous said...

Marshmallow World -- doesn't that mention winter? Might that not be offensive to Druids who celebrate the equinox?

Jingle Bells -- doesn't that mention a bob tail and a one horse open sleigh? Might that not be exploitative of animals? Where's PETA?

Baby, It's Cold Out Side -- isn't that blatantly sexist and offensive to women? Where's NOW?

Every song could be offensive to someone.

Bird of Paradise said...

Are they afraid of offending some liberal bubbleheads? What else will they do to appease whinning liberal wussietards

TheOldMan said...

The Kwanzaa turdfest would have been ok, though.

Anonymous said...

I just find it amazing that peoples belief sets are sooooooooooooo shaky that they are afraid hearing a song which mentions God or Jesus or Santa etc would unravel that weak belief set

Anonymous said...

The United States was NOT founded as a Christian country. It was founded as an independent state (of Great Britain) - irrespective of the religious or non-religious views of the so-called Founding Fathers or anyone else instrumental in attaining such an independence.

Anonymous said...

Hey right wingers, complain about something worthwhile, like the economy. Who gives a rats ass about a fricking dead tree? This is why the country is screwed up. You bozos worry about the wrong things.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 6:56

As usual a lib that can't read! This has nothing to do with a Christmas tree, read the damn thing.

OK let's bitch about the radical socialist in the Whitehouse that is doing everything in his power to destroy the economy.

John Adams said...

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

James Madison said...

We have staked the whole future of American civilization not upon the power of government -- far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.

George Washington said...

The man must be bad indeed who can look upon the events of the American Revolution without feeling the warmest gratitude toward the great Author of the Universe whose divine interposition was so frequently manifested in our behalf. And it is my earnest prayer that we may so conduct ourselves as to merit a continuance of those blessings with which we have hitherto been favored.

Benjamin Franklin said...

I have lived sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And, if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, sir, in the sacred writings, that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.;

I firmly believe this; and I also believe, that, without his concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel;...

I therefore beg leave to move, that henceforth prayers, imploring the assistance of heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this assembly every morning before we proceed to business: and that one or more of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in that service.

George Washington said...

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports... Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.

John Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said...

Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty - as well as the privilege and interest - of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.

John Quincy Adams, July 4, 1837 Address said...

Why is it that next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most venerated festival returns on this day? Is it not that in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon the earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity?

James Madison said...

It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in the Constitution a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution.

George Washington said...

I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another,...and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy nation.

Thomas Jefferson said...

God, who gave us life, gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are a gift of God?

Thomas Jefferson said...

Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners.

Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.

Endow with Thy spirit of wisdom those to whom in Thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Thy law, we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth.

In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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W.C. Fields said...

Never give a sucker an even break.

Kee Bird said...

Bah Humbug to the school district scooges

Anonymous said...

Too much quote-mining here. What historical figures thought is of interest but not necessarily relevant or even true!

Anonymous said...

Lemme see, what the founding fathers thought is irrelevant? The thoughts of the actual writers of the Constitution and the Declaration are of no use? Then who else would you have us consult?

Go pound sand you ignorant libturd troll bastard.

Anonymous said...

Dear 4:04 : What they (the Founding Fathers) thought as individuals and in their personal writings has nothing to do with the official US Constitution or any other state legislation.
As for who else you should consult - are those gentlemen the last word on the evolution of democratic government (afterall some of them kept slaves, and they did not allow for the civil equality of women or poor people re votes etc.).
However, your totally uncalled-for abusive ad-hominem comments at the end has everything to do with your obviously very ignorant mentality and lack of ability in civilized discourse.

Anonymous said...

4:04 - "not necessarily relevant" is not the same as "irrelevant" or "of no use"- try reading posts properly.