New Jersey Schools Ban "Silent Night"

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At the same time as public schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will close down one day a year as a Muslim holiday, “Silent Night” and other “religious” Christian songs will be banned at holiday concerts in New Jersey’s South Orange-Maplewood schools.
Jeanette Rundquist of the Star-Ledger reports on October 4, 2010 that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal of the ban by deciding not to hear the petition brought by Michael Stratechuk, a parent who sued the school district in 2004. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals had upheld the ban last year, and Stratechuk attempted to take the case to the higher court.
Stratechuk’s attorney, Robert J. Muise of the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., said: “There’s nothing more, short of the school district changing its policy. There’s no other legal avenue to take. I’m sure he will be disappointed, but he put up the fight, and I think it was the right fight.”
Stratechuk, a musician whose two sons were in 7th and 9th grades when he brought the case, could not be reached for comment.
In a statement, school Superintendent Brian Osborne said “We have always felt our policy was constitutional and are pleased with the outcome” and that the policy “was adopted to promote an inclusive environment for all students in our school community.” Blah, blah, blah.
~Eowyn

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0 responses to “New Jersey Schools Ban "Silent Night"

  1. We need to e-mail Chris Christie, people we need to nip these muslims in the bud NOW. They have gotten way too far way too fast in the United States of America. They have got to be stopped,If you think there is such thing as a peaceful muslim you better think again. As far as Massachusetts,I don’t know who has any backbone there.

     
  2. Gosh, it might offend the muslims! (Christianity’s adherents are another matter, it seems.)

     
  3. GRRRR!!!!!!!!!

     
  4. For Pete’s sake, why not sing this song as well as other religious songs to be “inclusive”? So sick of this PC crap…

     
  5. When is the US going to wake up to the problems the UK and Europe are having with moslems? Resistance is NOT futile.

     

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