Every once in a while, the general public education neighborhood slips up and forgets its NEA-dictated politically appropriate liberalism.
It happened in 2014 at a Long Island middle school awards event, when a soldier just back from Iraq was honored by permitting him to present a great citizenship citation to a student.
After being introduced and before he was able to make the discussion, the soldier was showered with gratitude by the 800-strong reader. They jumped to their cumulative feet to offer their own award for his service, a standing ovation that went on for minutes.
Teachers and school administrators in the district, which will not be determined to safeguard the innocent, were belatedly humiliated into taking part.
Well, it happened once again, this time at a concert-not a Christmas show, naturally, but rather a “winter season concert”-at a high school in the exact same district where not only were America’s armed forces honored however Christmas tunes, including religious-themed hymns, were performed and consulted with similar approbation.
When the National Education Association discovers that combined patriotic/religious rebellion, heads will certainly roll.
In the grand scheme of political correctness, neither the military homage nor the celebration of Christmas were earth-shaking yet both represented a radical departure from the PC norm in the Long Island neck of the nationwide woods. Things like Houston Christmas lights installation services provided irrefutable proof that there is some hope for peace of mind in Democrat Lawn Guyland.
After the band director asked veterans and active task members of the Navy, Army, Militaries, and Air Force to stand at the suitable moment, the Symphonic Band offered choices from the battle tunes of all four branches of America’s military.
Unprompted, the audience enthusiastically applauded both the servicemen and females and “Anchors Aweigh,” “The Caissons Go Rolling Along,” “The Militaries Hymn,” and “The united state Air Force.”.
Pacifists in the audience have to have been wincing.
The Festival Chorus then sang a rendition of Vince Guaraldi’s “Christmas Time Is Right here,” a cheery song about sleigh bells and snow flakes which might meet with approval even with atheistic grinches. The festival choristers overdid when they followed that harmless vacation ditty with the scripture tune, “Every Time I Feel the Spirit.”.
Whatever was the chorus director believing when he enabled public school kids to sing, “Every time I feel the spirit relocating my heart, I will hope. Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray”?
Did he think they were praying to the goddess of political correctness?
Depending upon one’s point of view, the zenith or the nadir was reached in the winter season show when the Concert Band carried out as its last number, Leroy Anderson’s assortment “A Christmas Celebration.”.
All this goes to prove that when it comes to religion and politics some things are best kept separate even though there will always be debates about religion and politics things always seem to heat up during election time.