(Literally) Silent Night, Unholy Night

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

From Joseph Farah's brilliant column, Childhood's End:

Today, the radical secular jihad against even the most innocent expressions of faith in the public square continues with the American Civil Liberties Union in the vanguard of the unholy war.

Kids are prevented from wearing green and red holiday colors in school. Kids are prevented from praying before lunch. Kids are prevented from acknowledging their God in school. Kids are told free speech is their right unless their words include Jesus or God.

All of this pales in comparison to other outrages being perpetrated on schoolkids all year long in these government concentration camps formerly known as public schools. Children can no longer be encouraged to read the Declaration of Independence in some districts because of the reference to a "Creator."

Children can no longer be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance because of the reference to God. Children can no longer hear contemporary or classical music performed that might in any way hint of Christian influence.
When I read about the California school teacher who was ordered to stop teaching the Declaration of Independence to his students because it refers to God, I about had a stroke. Secularists will stop at nothing to complete their goal of whitewashing every mention of religious significance from the writings of our founding fathers.

On a side note, the one part of the column I disagree with is that I don't believe children should be required to recite anything, but I wholeheartedly support the voluntary reading of the pledge on a daily basis before school begins.

In other sad news, the Maplewood Public School District in New Jersey has banned traditional Christmas music including instrumentals, a policy that affects such radical groups as the Martin Luther King Gospel Choir and the Brass Ensemble. For shame.