Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Versus Toxic Tolerance: Even Charlie Brown Had the Guts to Make a Christmas Play

 John Bennett | Dec 22, 2013       
Charlie Brown [yelling]: Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about!?
Linus: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about….
Lights please.
And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night and lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them…
From the mouths of babes- indeed from the mouth of a cartoon child, the meaning of Christmas was explained.
Yet, as it seems to happen every year, a form of toxic tolerance possesses some people, who try to rip Christ out of Christmas.
Officials at Kings Park school in Long Island decided to mangle the song “Silent Night” by scrubbing out the words “Holy infant,” “Christ the Savior,” “round young virgin mother and child,” and Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.” According to the superintendent, a principal and choral director made the decision “to represent the song without offering offense to people of other faith.”
School officials faced a simple trade-off: offend “other faith” or offend Christians. View Full Article

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