School Drops Christ from 'Silent Night,' Draws Ire


A school administrator, with hand in the cookie jar said, "they meant nothing wrong".  Sorry, not buying it.  They said they "didn't want to offend anybody".  More likely they meant, they didn't want to offend anyone that was non-Christian because these "educators" should be smart enough to know that "O Holy Night' is not only traditional, but greatly loved by millions of people.
I am sure that a "religious" song, especially about the birth of Jesus Christ, doesn't fit into the schools "Winter" program like prayer doesn't fit into their secular ideology.  And because they are "educators" certainly they are smarter than the rest of us and therefore think they know whats best for your children.  This of course explains why, since we have allowed prayer to be removed from schools in the nineteen sixties, new problems like rape, school shootings, low standard academics, teen pregnancy, suicide and rampant drug abuse are the new norm. 
Seems like the Son of God isn't welcome in any places that are government institutions anymore.  This also explains a lot. 
As for me, I will sing........
-W.E.



O' Holy Night

O Holy Night
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior's birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appeared
And the soul felt it's worth
The thrill of hope
The weary world rejoices
For yonder brinks a new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees
O hear the angel voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born
O night divine
O night, o night divine

O Holy Night
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior's birth
Long lay the world
In sin and error-pining
Till he appeared
And the soul felt it's worth
The thrill of hope
The weary world rejoices
For yonder brinks
A new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees
O hear the angel voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born
O night divine
O night, o night divine

CBN

Parents were outraged after a Long Island, N.Y., middle school removed religious references from a traditional Christmas carol at a holiday concert.

The phrases "holy infant" and "Christ the savior" were removed from the song Silent Night because school officials saId they didn't want to offend anyone.

Several parents at Ralph J. Osgood Intermediate School objected to the deletions, saying that taking the words out of the song is offensive to Christians.

"Silent Night at its core is a religious song," Kevin McDonald, a parent, argued at the Dec. 17 board meeting. "It's a sacred, religious hymn that tells the story of Jesus's birth."

School officials later admitted it was a mistake to remove those words.

"I apologize...Going forward, it's not going to happen again. They will be more cautious and cognizant of this particular issue when they select a song," Kings Park Patch quoted Superintendent Susan Agruso.

"They meant nothing wrong," she continued. "Clearly we could have done something different, and in the future we will." 

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