Skip to comments.Goshen College Board of Directors ask for alternative to playing the national anthem
Posted on 06/07/2011 6:56:10 AM PDT by Newton
GOSHEN, Ind. The Goshen College Board of Directors announced today that it has asked President James E. Brenneman to find an alternative to playing the Star-Spangled Banner that fits with sports tradition, that honors country and that resonates with Goshen College's core values and respects the views of diverse constituencies.
The Board took the action during its regular meeting, June 3-4, and today released a Decision Statement, which is available at www.goshen.edu/anthem.
The Board expressed a strong commitment to advancing with President Brenneman the vision for Goshen College to be an influential leader in liberal arts education with a growing capacity to serve a theologically, politically, racially and ethnically diverse constituency both within and beyond the Mennonite church. The Board concluded that continuing to play the national anthem compromised the ability of college constituents to advance the vision together.
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Contact Goshen College Director of Public Relations Richard R. Aguirre at (574) 535-7571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You're always free to renounce your citizenship and leave however.
I never gave up my membership to the (new order) Mennonite Church, as I now attend Catholic mass every week with my son and husband. I once briefly, very briefly, considered Goshen. Akron U was much cheaper! I’ll have to email these guys as a Mennonite.
“We have seen the enemy and it is us.” Pogo
>> The Board concluded that continuing to play the national anthem compromised the ability of college constituents to advance the vision together.
I conclude The Board is Communist.
Always look for the weasel clause.
Goshen College Board of Directors ask to play the national anthem of Mexico as an alternative to playing the Star-Spangled Banner that fits with sports soccer tradition, that honors the country of Mexico and that resonates with Goshen College’s core values of illegal aliens and respects the views of diverse constituencies of Latin America.
How about “Highway to Hell”.........................
In days gone by the “diverse constituencies” adhered to being in America. “Progressives” now want America to lose her identity instead. America, the Melting Pot of the world has become America, the Boiling Pot.
In the name of diversity, I suggest they play Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and see how their donations do. Cheerio!
Cut off their federally funded student loans, their tax exempt status, and all other federal taxpayer subsidies.
That will provide these parasites “the ability of college constituents to advance the vision”.
Goshen is a traditional Mennonite college. Mennonites are pacificsts like the Quakers. I am surprised they ever had the National Anthem on their campus. Mennonite churches that I have been in do not have a flag in their building.
As one who grew up in that town and on that college campus. Goshen College is trapped by its pacifist tradtion. The average mennonite is not only a pacifist but he is a conservatie Republican. In fact Mennonites are one of the most Republican voteing groups there is. However, it has a small leftist contingent that seems to have taken over Goshen College. Most people would rather not debate them and keep quiet. Like so many other churches this small minority seeems to have taken over many of the high profile positions in the church as a result. too bad. I always complained about it but I was told that there was really a different church out there and that those people were not representative of that church. We really need to take back your insititutions and start saying no,and don’t worry about debtaing them, just say no.
I highly recommend the Jimi Hendrix Woodstock version of the Star Spangled Banner. Always makes me feel all diverse and stuff.
So “The Battle Hymn of The Republic” is out Eh?
"We'll Stomp The Guts Out Of Anyone Who Disrespects America or the Star Spangled Banner"?
I'll even write the lyrics and give them to the college for free.
Yep, “Imagine” by John Lennon has become something of an anthem among liberal radical types.
So, Francis Scott Key is out, and John Lennon is in?
On a side note, I have attended a number of girls college basketball games at San Diego State. While many of the players put their hands over their hearts during the national anthem, many players do not. The coach of San Diego State does, and theoretically is setting an example for her players. She should make it mandatory for the players to give their full respect during the anthem, or else, they can forfeit their scholarships and leave the team.
This is more liberal claptrap seeping into the culture.
Exactly what is wrong with the Star Spangled Banner? Was Francis Scott Key homophobic or a slave holder? Did he oppose women’s rights back in his day? Do the words about the land of the free and the home of the brave offend the sensibilities of enviro-activists????
Some liberals talk about how America is not a melting pot, but instead, is a salad bowl.
They talk approvingly about how there is lettuce, tomato, croutons, bacon bits, etc. all combined together to make a unique flavor of America. Or some such claptrap.