Lie! We Didn’t Want Anyone to Take Offense

Par for the secularist course. School teachers in Long Island had a youth choir sing “Silent Night” without Jesus and Mary. Then they had the audacity to claim that they didn’t want to offend anyone, even going so far as to say “that was the last thing that anybody intended.” There are lies and there are more pernicious lies. This ranks as utterly despicable. The victims? The poor children and their Christian parents. At least one couple of parents were indignant.

Patheos: The Deacon’s Bench: A Kings Park parent is not keeping silent being offended by the school chorus’s rendition of holiday carol “Silent Night.”

Kevin McDonald said Kings Park school teachers removed all religious references from the lyrics of “Silent Night” to avoid offending non-Christians at a fifth-grade concert held at Ralph J. Osgood Intermediate School on Dec. 12.

“Silent Night at its core is a religious song. It’s a sacred, religious hymn that tells the story of Jesus’s birth,” McDonald said at the Dec. 17 Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent Susan Agruso and R.J.O Intermediate School principal Rudy Massimo said the chorus director had pulled out lines of the song with the most religious meaning, as “the chorale director thought it was an appropriate way to represent the song without offending those of other faiths.” More here.