School district mandates 5 secular songs for every 1 sacred Christmas song...

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  • Who knew Scrooge was so politically correct?

     

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    "However, the lawyers said it was possible to perform some sacred holiday tunes but only if there was some balance. Their idea of balance was to perform one sacred Christmas song for every four secular songs."

     

    I think the intermittent four secular songs should be brief commercial jingles.

    N- E- S- T- L- E- S, Nestles makes the very best...chocolate...

    Quasar

    Only from the mind of Minolta

    If you haven't seen Higbee's today, you haven't seen Higbee's today!

     

    Then get on with anything but Jinglebell Rock.

     

  • This concert brought to you by secular shitbirdists!
  • Sing songs in Latin.
    The bureaucrats will be to dumb to bitch.


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    "However, the lawyers said it was possible to perform some sacred holiday tunes but only if there was some balance. Their idea of balance was to perform one sacred Christmas song for every four secular songs."

     

    I think the intermittent four secular songs should be brief commercial jingles.

    N- E- S- T- L- E- S, Nestles makes the very best...chocolate...

    Quasar

    Only from the mind of Minolta

    If you haven't seen Higbee's today, you haven't seen Higbee's today!

     

    Then get on with anything but Jinglebell Rock.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i0n5qXDAQQ
  • No, they're so dumb they'll think you're speaking Catholic at them.
  • http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20131004/WDH0101/310040349/New-rules-prompt-major-changes-Wausau-music-programs
    District administrators did not return calls Friday seeking
    information about the rules, but Wausau School Board President Michelle
    Schaefer said the change in direction stems from legal concerns over the
    amount of religious music performed in the schools. The decision will
    not eliminate religious music altogether but will give teachers a better
    idea as to how much religious music is “too much,” Schaefer said.“From
    a School Board perspective, we look for music that is balanced,”
    Schaefer said. “Yes, we are a predominantly Christian society, but we
    are also a society of many faiths, and we want to respect that.”

    Yes, we're predominantly Christian society, but we can't have a predominantly Christian Christmas concert? WTH?   You want to have a "balanced" Christmas concert and you call a 5-to-1 ratio balanced? Double-WTF??
  • Look at the down there...singing their hateful, divisive carols...

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    Well, keep in mind that since religion Christianity has no place at all in public - and that people are constitutionally protected from ever having to hear about religion Christianity - that IS a concession toward "balance" in a society with nearly 75% Christian citizens.  

    I have to wonder if this is also one of those districts with classes teaching kids how Ramadan and Eid are celebrated.  

    (and yes, the above is nearly verbatim from something I recall being told with great authority over at That Place years ago)
  • Does this mean we're all Jews now?
  • We can't all buy wholesale.
  • Well, some Jews are more Jewish than other Jews.

    You know...
    Super-Jews.
  • It gets better...

    http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/article/20131011/MNH0101/310110364/Wausau-School-District-releases-list-Master-Singer-songs-sparked-firestorm-controversy
    The list of the seven songs that has stirred an intense and emotional
    debate about the role of religion in public schools consists of four
    secular and three sacred religious songs.
    Five
    of the seven songs Phil Buch, the director of the Wausau West High
    School Master Singers, had hoped the group would perform at various
    venues during the holiday season had a Christmas theme. Buch submitted
    the list to a new music review committee made up of four district music
    teachers and administrators, and during that process, the legal counsel
    for the district deemed the performance list too focused on the
    religious holiday of Christmas
    . Buch was asked to submit a play list
    with more balance. Buch placed the group on hiatus, saying the
    restrictions went too far.
    He already had more secular songs than sacred... and they still said it wasn't 'balanced' in favor of secular.

    Word from some folks I know up there is that the district has caved.  Evidently there was never any lawsuit threatened and they just pulled that reason out of their collective colons.
  • and administrators


    & there's your problem.
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