Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Holiday Concert in Michigan

A Michigan elementary school music teacher, acting on instructions from the school principal, eliminated the word "God" from all songs in her school's holiday concert. Children were instructed to be silent rather than say "God" whenever the word appeared in the music.

This is yet another example of the mis-application of the First Amendment. What kind of message does this send to the students?

In case readers might think this to be an "urban legend" that is not part of real life, I'll remind you of my own experience. Because of comments and attitude from an elementary school teacher, my daughter said one evening that you are not allowed to say "God" in school (this is while we lived in Connecticut). She got the message loud and clear.

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