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Hundreds pack hearing on limiting religious music-Wausau,WI
MIlwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 10/11/2013 | AP

Posted on 10/11/2013 5:59:49 AM PDT by UB355

Hundreds of people packed the Wausau School Board's special meeting to address an administrative decision to limit religious music at holiday concerts. Even before dozens of residents spoke on the matter Thursday night, the board voted to return to an older policy in which individual principals will review the song selections for performances.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: christmas

1 posted on 10/11/2013 5:59:49 AM PDT by UB355
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To: UB355; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Common sense returns to Wausau...

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


2 posted on 10/11/2013 6:02:18 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: UB355

Christmas concerts should celebrate Christ’s birth. If that is no longer possible in this anti-Christian country, then have Winter Concert that has only secular music. This school district issued an edict that the choir had to sing 5 secular songs for every “religious” carol. So much for “balance.”

It’s time Christians everywhere establish their own schools while they still can. The godless Left has taken over the government schools.


3 posted on 10/11/2013 6:05:35 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Actually, common sense is being forced on the "intellectual giants" of the Wausau School Board by the citizenry.
4 posted on 10/11/2013 6:05:47 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: UB355

It is insane that we even got to this point.


5 posted on 10/11/2013 6:05:58 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999

Recall/vote out the school board..they are idiots..


6 posted on 10/11/2013 6:09:11 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Has common sense returned to this school in Illinois?

http://nationalreport.net/jerome-illinois-muslim-month-november/#comments


7 posted on 10/11/2013 6:10:43 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I don't say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: UB355

some officially sanctioned replacement songs:

Oh Little Town of Washington

We Three Congressmen

Oh Come All Ye Lobbyists

I Saw Mommy Using Her EBT


8 posted on 10/11/2013 6:12:15 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: UB355

My sons were both in honors choir in the 90s. They sang sacred music but only if it was in another language like latin or french or even hebrew. No limit on how much or whether X number of secular songs were included. It annoyed me at the time but at least they were singing quality music and for the most part, staying out of trouble. One of them was in a wonderful production of Godspell and sort of accidentally, it was produced during Holy Week. He cast this talented Jewish kid named Joshua as Jesus. It was sort of fun to tell his parents that Joshua was the same name as Jesus.


9 posted on 10/11/2013 6:12:19 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: McGavin999

> It is insane that we even got to this point.

Agreed. I guess Christmas music is really harmful to Muslim’s and athiest’s ears. So I guess we can protest Latino or African American oriented music too? Boy people are such crybabies nowadays. If I were the mayor I’d hand out a bottle of milk, a pacifier, and diapers to anyone that came to my office complaining about that crap. Then I’d tell them to go find a job.


10 posted on 10/11/2013 6:18:17 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Is this the Freedom from Heaven Foundation at it again?


11 posted on 10/11/2013 6:20:09 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: TurboZamboni

I stole those suggestions and sent them to my daughter who is a music teacher...Thanks.


12 posted on 10/11/2013 6:25:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: UB355

So there really are people who prefer Jingle Bell Rock to O Holy Night. Amazing


13 posted on 10/11/2013 6:25:47 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2nd Amendment

No, I think this is the Fear of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. I think the original story alluded to the fact that the School Board FEARED that there might be a lawsuit — not that one had actually been filed.


14 posted on 10/11/2013 6:27:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: McGavin999

We have a long way to go. “Winnipeg school drops Christmas concert for African drumming, cancels Halloween celebration
Canadian Press | 05/10/13 | Last Updated: 05/10/13 1:21 PM Some parents are upset at the decision by a Winnipeg school to cancel Halloween.
They’re also annoyed the annual Winter Concert has been replaced by an evening of African drumming.” Everyone loves African drumming.


15 posted on 10/11/2013 6:45:27 AM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Lawyers We Have Heard on High,”
“What Subsidy Is This”
“It Came upon a Midnight Filibuster”
“Hark! The Harassed Interns Sing”
“Away in a Managed Sustainable Forest”


16 posted on 10/11/2013 6:53:06 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: UB355

The State is supposed to be your religion now.


17 posted on 10/11/2013 6:54:02 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Vehmgericht
Everyone loves African drumming.

Olatungi died 10 years ago...maybe it's a memorial. /s

18 posted on 10/11/2013 6:54:31 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

S/B - Olatunji


19 posted on 10/11/2013 6:55:12 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: UB355

Except hymns to Allah, of course.


20 posted on 10/11/2013 8:11:06 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: TurboZamboni

My daughter replied with these suggestions:

Silent Choir, Secular Choir
Joyful, Joyful, We Ignore Thee
People, Look East the Mime is Here
Go, Tell it on Capitol Hill
Good Atheist Friends, Rejoice
Arrest for You, Harried Congressmen
Lo, How a Lie E’er Looming


21 posted on 10/11/2013 11:34:50 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“Still in the Night”
“O Come All Ye Ambivalent”
“Random Chance Rest Ye Merry Gentlepersons”
“O Little Town of the Occupied Territories”
“Hark, the Herald Ancient Aliens Sing”
“O Inclusive Night”
“We Three Democratically Elected Presidents of the Indigenous Peoples of Asia Are”
“The Height-Challenged Transgendered Percussionist Boy/Girl”
“Do You Hear What I Hear (Closed Captioning Provided)”
“The Obese, Pipe Smoking, Commercialized, Unshaven Unauthorized Distributor of Entitlements is Coming to Town”
“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, and My Other Mommy is Really Pi$$ed Off”
“Testosterone Producing Units Roasting on a Properly Vented, Thoroughly Safe, Non-Fossil-Fuel-Consuming Emission-Free Heat Source”
”It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, and the ACLU is Going to Sue Your A$$ Off for That”
“I’m Dreaming of an Ethnically Diverse Solstice”
22 posted on 10/11/2013 11:37:15 AM PDT by Publius (To love another person is to see the face of God.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Arrest for You, Harried Congressmen” = # 1


23 posted on 10/11/2013 11:46:19 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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