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

Ms Kelly Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 2:15 AM
“The separation of church and state says that government shall not designate an official state religion.” Eh, excuse me, but the phrase “separation of church and state” is not found in our Constitution ANYWHERE! What it actually says is “CONGRESS shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…” When Congress starts making religious laws, I will worry. Congress is nowhere in this discussion. Our Constitution says nothing about schools, nor does it speak of any other branch of government. The Constitution makes it very clear that the prohibition of government into religion is for CONGRESS.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 8:01 AM
It's in the interpretation by a President (Jefferson) and the SCOTUS.
annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 7:09 AM
Good points. Atheists and the ACLU are the real bullies.
Flubadub Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 7:36 AM
David1334 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 7:36 AM
As well as the ten year old kids who lambaste everyone who's different from themselves.

It was that way in the 1950s and 1960s when I was in school (try being Jewish in the South back then), and it's no different today.

The schools need to stay out of the fray and focus on teaching reading, math, science, and citizenship.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 8:01 AM
What should they teach in chorus, David?
kitekrazy Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 8:41 AM
C R A C K E R B A B Y Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 9:47 AM
Yes, David, heaven help the children of the non-Frosty faiths. They will surely be mercilessly mocked by their Frosty The Snowman-worshiping peers.

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...