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Montana Parents: Christmas Songs Performed at School Concert are a ‘Form of Bullying’

Lepanto Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 12:57 PM
Texas, here in Western NY we have a large Italian population and Italian food is often served in our public schools on Columbus Day. If kids don't like spaghetti they don't have to eat it! You make an excellent point that these children are not forced to participate.

Parents in the Missoula County, Montana school district have taken bullying accusations to a whole new level. They’re claiming Christmas songs that refer to “our Lord” are “unfair, unconstitutional and [are] a form of bullying,” according to the Billings Gazette.

The parents say there are all sorts of faiths represented in the community and children singing the songs at a recent school concert “were uncomfortable.”

The school district responded by saying, “During the holidays we, as a school district, are very cognizant regarding our district policy pertaining to the holidays and the importance of separation of church and state,” Superintendent Alex...