I believe the Supreme Court has addressed at least part of this issue. Religious
music can be performed if it is part of musical history. After all, if we
don't allow religious muaic, say goodbye to Mozart's Requiem Mass in
which I had my first solo in high school. Throw out Bach, Handel, and many other
composers. There isn't a lot of Hannukah music, or any other religious
music. I don't even know of any Muslim or Solstice music. Many culturess
didn't even develop a harmonic system. Religious music is part of history.
Even though I'm a Mormon, I am currently working on singing Ave Maria by
Schubert. It's gorgeous and definitely not an appropriate song for my
church meetings, but I would love children to hear it to help them appreciate
As a football team mirrors its coach, we're mirroring our president:* we are not a Christian nation* gay marriage rights* rights
for abortion* those rich people can pay alittle more* redistribution
of wealthWe are transforming.May our liberal friends get
what hey voted for.
So a college student who voluntarily signs up to participate in a play that
contains language she finds offensive to her Christian religious beliefs is
having her rights violated - but a high school student who has to perform songs
that are offensive to her non- Christian religious beliefs is not.....
I have always believed that Rachel B was merely a pawn caught up in more complex
political and career building moves by others.
What ever happened to respecting the beliefs and traditions of others around
us?Why not celebrate Christmas -- AND Hanukkah, Solstice, the Muslim
New Year, and whatever other happy times may be celebrated by people
anywhere?Happiness and good things do not belong to only one group