This is what a culture looks like when it is in the midst of committing suicide: “SCHOOLCHILDREN were banned from singing a popular Christmas carol and told to hum the tune instead, over fears the performance could offend other religions.”
What a lot of rancid hooey. They weren’t stopped from singing this Christmas carol for fear of offending “other religions.” Jews and Hindus and Buddhists and others have lived with Christmas carols being sung around them for centuries, and never had any problem. It is only Islam that has a law that Christians must not celebrate their festivals publicly, but quietly, furtively, behind closed doors. Christians are “forbidden to openly display wine or pork…to ring church bells or display crosses…or make public display of their funerals and feastdays” (Reliance of the Traveller, o11.5(6).
“Schoolchildren BANNED from singing Silent Night over fears it will OFFEND other religions,” by Katie Mansfield, Express, December 26, 2016:
SCHOOLCHILDREN were banned from singing a popular Christmas carol and told to hum the tune instead, over fears the performance could offend other religions.
Children in Flero, Italy, did not sing the lyrics of Holy Night.
Instead pupils hummed the carol during a concert dubbed the “Winter Recital” in Bresciano, northern Italy.
The decision was criticised by a local councillor.
Elena Franceschini, the culture commissioner for the town of Bresciano, said: “Even if the state and the school claim to be secular, we would like to have ‘Christmas Concerts’ and not ‘Winter Recitals’ where children can feel free to sing Holy Night without thinking that this offends or excludes pupils who belong to other cultures or other religions or who declare to be atheists.”
It is not the first time children in Italy have been censored over Christmas.
Last week Express.co.uk reported schoolchildren in an Italian town had been banned from mentioning Jesus in Christmas songs.
Youngsters preparing for their school production in Pontevico were given lyric sheets with Jesus’ name removed from popular tunes.
Defending the bizarre decision, headteacher Paola Bellini said: “Children will sing songs that evoke universal themes of peace and solidarity.”
It comes days after a school in Sweden removed references to Christianity from a popular Christmas carol to avoid offending others….