But somehow, they don’t object to vacation days in the last week of December.
If you have ever seen a Christmas Pageant, there’s a good chance you either came from a Christian background or are ‘of a certain age’. It’s one of those American Cultural Traditions that is in the process of being squeezed out … in the name of ‘diversity’, of course.
In its place, we have seen a rise of the more generic ‘Christmas Concert’.
But that wasn’t enough for some people, was it? After all, there’s still that aggravating reference to the birth of the one for whom December 25th is named.
Like the atheist who smashed his car into that monument of the Ten Commandments in a pique of rage, some people are powerfully motivated to do away with any mention of God or Christ whatsoever. This censorship is done in the name of ‘tolerance’, of course.
(Often these same people will bend over backward to accommodate Islam, and somehow they see no contradiction in these positions.)
What is their latest move? They are insisting that — During the Christmas concert — there be no references in any of the Christmas music to Christ Jesus or his nativity.
Robious Middle School in Virginia is the latest place the censorship is raising its head.
So, despite the fact that, as one lawyer wrote in a letter to the school:
“We had a few students who weren’t comfortable singing a piece I have done many times in the past, but it is of a sacred nature and does mention Jesus,” the choir director wrote.
While this exchange was going on, Allen said he had received a “diversity notice” from the school explaining their commitment to diversity and inclusion, which struck him as paradoxical.
“Federal courts have upheld the constitutionality of public school holiday programs that include the use of religious music, art, or drama,” Berry wrote, “so long as the material is presented in an objective manner ‘as a traditional part of the cultural and religious heritage of the particular holiday.’”
There has been a directive from the administration not to perform anything that references the name of Jesus or is sacred in nature.
“It just seems like … everywhere you look everyone’s afraid of stepping on someone’s toes or everything is being so sensitive,” Allen told NBC News affiliate WWBT. “They were unable to [sing this song] because the word Jesus was in there and apparently someone assumed it was of a sacred nature.”
“I’m trying to rationalize how you can encourage diversity and yet be exclusionary in one specific area,” Allen remarked.
Source: Christian Post
Maybe what they really need is to run a showing of that famous scene from that Charlie Brown Christmas Special:
‘Sure Charlie Brown… I can tell you what Christmas is all about’. Thanks, Linus, but could you tell the school administrators?
Ironically, the school would be allowed to sing ‘Let Them Know It’s Christmas Time Again’ but they couldn’t tell them what that actually means.
It’s sad, really, how they’re deliberately erasing our cultural traditions in favor of someone else’s.
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