CNN Should really change the title of their ‘Belief Blog’ to something a little more believable like “Mock The Believers Blog.” Case and point? This post title:
Creationists taunt atheists in latest billboard war
Awww, poor atheists might get their feelings hurt and CNN’s Belief Blog is there to help them out.
Really CNN? Creationists are guilty of taunting meanwhile atheists are regularly threatening litigation at every turn in an unrelenting drive to purge any vestige of Christianity from the public square.
While CNN is focusing on how atheists in Times Square are having their fragile psyches damages by menacing billboards, actual religious freedom (and not to mention the American culture) is being eroded every day. The latest example of this is happening in the Wausau, Wisconsin school district where the school board is cracking down on Christmas music:
The Wausau School District said there’s a perfectly good explanation and they pointed out they are not banning all Christmas music.
“Rather district administration has taken steps to help ensure that religiously-themed music is incorporated into the curriculum and performances in a manner that satisfies legal and educational requirements,” read a statement from the district.
So what are the legal requirements for boys and girls singing “Silent Night”?
Well, according to the school district, the elite choir was given a choice to sing “seasonal and Christmas selections that do not involve the celebration of the religious holiday of Christmas.”
“This approach would allow for the continuation of a holiday theme,” the district stated.
The second option would involve changing the format of the winter performance to eliminate any reference to Christmas “so that the District could not be challenged as unconstitutionally promoting the religious celebration of Christmas through state-sponsored Christmas-caroling.”
However, the lawyers said it was possible to perform some sacred holiday tunes but only if there was some balance. Their idea of balance was to perform one sacred Christmas song for every four secular songs.
Choir director Buch told the newspaper the options were unacceptable.
“This group sings at Christmas programs,” he said. “We sing for nursing homes, grade schools, businesses. To do that without Christmas music doesn’t make sense.”
The district also defended the cancellation of all elementary school Christmas programs and said it had nothing to do with religion. They said teachers needed more class time to prepare the children for testing.
Thank God they’re wrong.