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District bans instrumental Christmas carols
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Posted on 11/17/2004 5:26:11 PM PST by concretebob

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This borders on the absurd
1 posted on 11/17/2004 5:26:12 PM PST by concretebob
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The students will be forced to convert to Islam, however.


2 posted on 11/17/2004 5:27:36 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Then I say unto you, send men to summon ... worms. And let us go to Fallujah to collect heads.")
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This borders on the absurd

Sorry, but this is WAY over the border - DEEP into absurd...

3 posted on 11/17/2004 5:28:14 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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No worries....I don't think the irreligious left will be able to identify hymns by the tune.....


4 posted on 11/17/2004 5:30:43 PM PST by anniegetyourgun (I'm kidding.....I'm a kidder.....)
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To: concretebob
This borders on the absurd.

Borders? It is absurd. Oh well. The pendulum has just commenced its swing in the other direction. PC can't last forever.

5 posted on 11/17/2004 5:32:03 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: concretebob

Alright, class! Who's that humming? I want it to stop right now. If that humming doesn't stop you all have mandatory detention.


6 posted on 11/17/2004 5:33:02 PM PST by P.O.E. (Thank you, Vets!)
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To: concretebob

America is a Protestant Christian nation. All others should assimilate or be deported. Tolerance has gone far enough. If you came here only to suck the money, you can take your money and leave.


7 posted on 11/17/2004 5:33:32 PM PST by henderson field
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let's see, the school wants to have a christmas program so that the kids can show off their skills to their parents. the school district, however, will not let christmas songs played at the christmas program. why have the program at all?


8 posted on 11/17/2004 5:34:48 PM PST by mlocher (america is a sovereign state)
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They'd better be prepared to ban the Star Spangled Banner before their football games as well (assuming they have yet to ban football). Lyrics to the fourth verse:

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must,
for our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!


9 posted on 11/17/2004 5:35:11 PM PST by Luddite Patent Counsel ("Inanity is the Mother of Convention")
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Rabbi Jehiel Orenstein of Congregation Beth El in South Orange, N.J., said instrumental renditions of religious holiday songs are fine as long as everyone is included.

Someone splain the Constitution to the rabbi.

10 posted on 11/17/2004 5:35:31 PM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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i agree. cancel the program, and while you are at it, cancel the whole $#@!! public school system!


11 posted on 11/17/2004 5:35:46 PM PST by mlocher (america is a sovereign state)
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To: henderson field

Uh, where do you get "Protestant"? I'm a Protestant myself but darned if I can find anything in the Constitution forbidding Catholicism. "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and ye shall be saved," the Bible says, and Catholics believe in Him just as you do.


12 posted on 11/17/2004 5:36:16 PM PST by Capriole
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"Music centered on peace is also a nice touch," he wrote, according to the Newark daily.

Ah, the "spiritual" side of the Looney Left!

13 posted on 11/17/2004 5:36:52 PM PST by madprof98
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When you see the following first paragraph from the district web site (see the italicized chunk below), one gets an idea of the mindset yuou are dealing with

I suspect that the three legged tripod in the esteemed Dr. Ronald Ferguson's model is important in order to draw distinction from the formerly popular two legged tripod and the extinct four legged tripod....

The School District of South Orange and Maplewood is resolute in its commitment to educational excellence for all of our students.  Within the conceptual framework of the Tripod Model, developed by Dr. Ronald Ferguson of Harvard University, the school district provides (1) a thorough curriculum aligned to state standards, (2) opportunities for teachers to expand teaching strategies and (3) cultivation of positive relationships in our schools and classrooms.  The three legs of the tripod are interdependent and attention to all three is essential to achieving educational excellence.

14 posted on 11/17/2004 5:37:03 PM PST by bwteim (bwteim = Begin With The End In Mind)
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Diversity is enjoyable isn't it? The ones I blame for this unhappy state of affairs are so called Christians. I'm not even religious, but the apparent total lack of fight in the so called 'Christian community' makes me sick! I guess they really do not believe in Christ-except maybe in their words.


15 posted on 11/17/2004 5:37:28 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (Further, the statement assumed)
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Give me a break...............Christmas......(Christ)


16 posted on 11/17/2004 5:38:33 PM PST by marmar (Faith is a beautiful thing.....)
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OHfercryinoutloud.


17 posted on 11/17/2004 5:41:12 PM PST by Lil'freeper (Error 404. The page you requested was not found.)
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To: P.O.E.

report to the principals office at once!
18 posted on 11/17/2004 5:43:11 PM PST by hookman
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The newspaper interviewed Ellen Relkin of Maplewood, N.J., a parent of three children in the district who said the policy might be "a little excessive" but worries that people who don't observe Christmas, such as Jews and Hindus, might feel left out of the school activity.

In the sense that Christmas is a FEDERAL holiday that our government celebrates (no mail service, federal offices closed, banks and stock exchange closed), then by proxy, Hindus and Jews in America celebrate Christmas.

Again, Christmas IS a government holiday! First proclaimed by Abraham Lincoln in 1862. It's not just for Christians, but for all Americans.

19 posted on 11/17/2004 5:44:33 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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Superintendent Peter P. Horoschak explained ...

Oooh! Ooh! Ooh! Mista Kotta! I know I know I know!

20 posted on 11/17/2004 5:46:57 PM PST by kidd
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