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Some Parents Upset After
L.I. School Removes Religious
References From ‘Silent Night’

CBS [New York], by Staff

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 12/19/2013 11:16:54 AM

The song “Silent Night” is at the heart of a concert controversy on Long Island. Kings Park schools officials removed several religious references, including “Holy infant” and “Christ the Savior,” from the popular Christmas carol before a student concert last week, WCBS 880's Mike Xirinachs reported. The intent was not to offend non-Christians, but the change upset others. (Snip) The school superintendent and principal of the Ralph J. Osgood Intermediate School have since apologized. They admit it was a mistake to edit the song and promise it won’t happen again, Xirinachs reported.

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Oh no, there´s no ´war on Christianity´, no-o-o-o-o.
By the way Ldotters: Who´s teaching YOUR children?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/19/2013 11:20:53 AM     (No. 9660200)

I hope those "some parents" refrain from giving teachers any Christmas presents.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/19/2013 11:29:37 AM     (No. 9660222)

Christians are the ones who should be offended. The left, of course, is always trying to re-write history. It doesn´t always fit their political views so just say this or that never happened. The Norks and fat, little Kim could take a lesson from American leftists.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: happy conservative, 12/19/2013 11:30:54 AM     (No. 9660225)

Sorry doesn´t cut it. And on the heels of the DD issue, more proof that the establishment of this country is not thankful for the heritage of said country and is out to quash it.

Silent Night is a beautiful hymn (carol) with a beautiful history. Such a needless PC problem.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/19/2013 11:33:16 AM     (No. 9660231)

They say the words are changed so non-christians won´t be offended, but they seem to be perfectly fine with the removal offending Christians. I love the smell of Orwellian Doublethink in the morning!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: yuban, 12/19/2013 11:46:21 AM     (No. 9660250)

Only "some parents"? God help us all.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 12/19/2013 12:02:49 PM     (No. 9660273)

Some Parents only means at least one parent wasn´t upset. No way would they have apologized if only some parents complained, like if only some "crazy" Christain parents complained nothing would have been done. Still its too late to make good unless they re-do the concert. The firing of the principal might help.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: cheeflo, 12/19/2013 12:43:50 PM     (No. 9660346)

If they´re worried about the religious lyrics of religious music, then why don´t the idiots who plan these programs just stick with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells?

Why bother with a Christmas program at all? Why would non-Christians even attend if they expected to be offended by the expression of Christin belief?

This concern about "offending" people is a projection by people who are scandalized when exposed to ideas and beliefs contrary to their own.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: formerNYer, 12/19/2013 12:49:21 PM     (No. 9660355)

The people of LI are politically correct down to the core, they have fostered on the rest of the country a Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D] who hates the 2nd amendment so now they have to deal with people that hate the 1st amendment.
ahh, that a shame.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/19/2013 2:07:51 PM     (No. 9660460)

Funny, but Kings Park as a village takes its name from the old Kings Park Psychiatric Center, which was a farm founded there in the 19th century to treat the mentally ill from Kings County (Brooklyn) before it was part of New York City.

It looks like the asylum may be gone, but the inmates are still running the place.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/19/2013 2:12:49 PM     (No. 9660467)

The ugly truth behind this is there´s likely no one offended by the religious references except a few activist atheists in collusion with the ACLU to drive us toward the Communist ideal of a Godless society that looks to the government. I´ve never personally know anyone to whom the Christian traditions and representations of Christmas are offensive, even those to whom the holiday has no connotation to Christ.

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