"Welcome. I too was raised Catholic, but never bought into it. I asked too many annoying questions during CCD classes. At age 13, right after my confirmation my dad gave me the option of going or not. I ran for the hills. For the life of me, I cannot…"
"I went to public schools and I can remember singing "Dry Bones" in music class in elementary school. This song is taken from a story about the valley of the dry bones in Ezekiel.
The song goes:
Ezekiel cried, "Dem dry…"
"Anonymously call and complain, because it is illegal.
However, considering you are all ready concerned about the situation, it means you've already done your job as a parent at giving her an open mind. However, as long as your complaints are…"
"I have to agree. Would you expect the school to teach art class without telling students about Michaelangelo's painting of the Sistine Chapel or da Vinci's "Last Supper"?
Some religious-themed works are to be expected in art and…"
"The local public radio where I am runs a show on Sundays that is nothing but gospel music. Gospel music is a deeply ingrained part of Appalachian culture. I enjoy the show and take no offense, as it is presented as a cultural thing and not a…"
Don't know if anyone listens to Howard Stern or not but last week he totally went off on Kirk Cameron. He played a 10 min long clip of Kirk complaining about the christians being oppressed. " Kids can't even open the bible in school anymore." Howard was furious yelling about what a douchbag Kirk is and what about the constitution. blah, blah, blah. Super funny stuff. he spent over a half an hour at the begining of the show and then like 15 minutes towards the end of show yelling about it again.…See More
"thank for everyone's reply's on this issue. i decided to let it go after talking more with my daughter about the teacher and class. she told me that the teacher was not pushing religion or preaching about religion in class. It was just a…"
"Speaking of sitting out, one of my good friends in middle school(that usually sat next to me in the trumpet section), was from a Jewish family. Whenever the more overtly Christian songs came up, Christmas carols and what not, she'd sit out and…"
"As far as art and music are concerned, maybe you can tell her to look at it as a cultural curiosity. I mean, look, nobody hates religion in school more than me, but I think that we can't deny that religions are the subject of a lot of great…"
"Call and talk to the teacher. See if you can find out the reason that piece was chosen. Technically, music teachers can teach religious music if they are teaching it for a musical concept rather than religious reasons. The hard part about choir is…"
"It's hard to tell at times but if this reply was to my post I think you should reread it.
The only thing I noted as unacceptable was:
"A class on how you need to act to be a good christian, unacceptable"
Teaching about what people…"
"I must protest. Too many great songs fit under your catagory of unacceptable for such strict guidlines. I personaly like religious art. The showing of angels and deamons like music is a reflection of peoples insights of one of the largest mass…"
"I can understand why the parent of the 12 year old girl would be upset by this, especially since she's required to recite religious lyrics. I'd just hate to imagine what band class would have been like with the same ban. A lot of the…"
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