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Old 02-16-2012, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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"A Colorado high school student says he quit the school choir after an Islamic song containing the lyric 'there is no truth except Allah' made it into the repertoire. "I don’t want to come across as a bigot or a racist, but I really don’t feel it is appropriate for students in a public high school to be singing an Islamic worship song,” Harper told KREX-TV. 'This is worshipping another God, and even worshipping another prophet ... I think there would be a lot of outrage if we made a Muslim choir say Jesus Christ is the only truth.' But district spokesman Jeff Kirtland defended the decision to include the song."

Colorado Student Quits High School Choir Over Islamic Song Praising 'Allah' | Fox News

Meanwhile, in Massachusetts -

"An Acton, Mass., school district is being sued by parents over the wording of the Pledge of Allegiance, which they say discriminates against atheists. The anonymous parents of three children in two Acton schools, filing as John and Jane Doe, are suing the district to have the words "under God" removed from the pledge, saying it is discriminatory against their children who are being raised as atheists, WHDH-TV, Boston, reported."

Mass. parents sue to remove 'under God' from pledge | Times 247

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Old 02-16-2012, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Texas
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"A Colorado high school student says he quit the school choir after an Islamic song containing the lyric 'there is no truth except Allah' made it into the repertoire. "I don’t want to come across as a bigot or a racist, but I really don’t feel it is appropriate for students in a public high school to be singing an Islamic worship song,” Harper told KREX-TV. 'This is worshipping another God, and even worshipping another prophet ... I think there would be a lot of outrage if we made a Muslim choir say Jesus Christ is the only truth.' But district spokesman Jeff Kirtland defended the decision to include the song."

Colorado Student Quits High School Choir Over Islamic Song Praising 'Allah' | Fox News
It's an after school, voluntary activity, so what's the beef? Does anyone object to the Christian song too? If not, why not?

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Meanwhile, in Massachusetts -

"An Acton, Mass., school district is being sued by parents over the wording of the Pledge of Allegiance, which they say discriminates against atheists. The anonymous parents of three children in two Acton schools, filing as John and Jane Doe, are suing the district to have the words "under God" removed from the pledge, saying it is discriminatory against their children who are being raised as atheists, WHDH-TV, Boston, reported."

Mass. parents sue to remove 'under God' from pledge | Times 247

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Old news. This happens all the time.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:30 AM
 
Location: California
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This kid has an issue. Best he not be there anyway. Everyone wins.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:50 AM
 
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May the Lord rebuke those that worship false gods and lead others into sin.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:58 AM
 
Location: California
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And may the gods strike down those who sing off key.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:05 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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May the Lord rebuke those that worship false gods and lead others into sin.
Amen.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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"I don’t want to come across as a bigot or a racist
Why does he want to hide it?
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:18 AM
 
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"A Colorado high school student says he quit the school choir after an Islamic song containing the lyric 'there is no truth except Allah' made it into the repertoire. "I don’t want to come across as a bigot or a racist, but I really don’t feel it is appropriate for students in a public high school to be singing an Islamic worship song,” Harper told KREX-TV. 'This is worshipping another God, and even worshipping another prophet ... I think there would be a lot of outrage if we made a Muslim choir say Jesus Christ is the only truth.' But district spokesman Jeff Kirtland defended the decision to include the song."

Colorado Student Quits High School Choir Over Islamic Song Praising 'Allah' | Fox News

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It's not a Christian choir. The song selection included a Jesus help me song. The student could have stayed in the choir and not sung those lyrics.

Choirs tend to sing religion-themed songs. If a public school choir sings songs for Jesus, what the heck, I suppose other godly symbols are legit also.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:29 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I agree with taking the words 'under God' out of the pledge.

They were not original; added in the 1950's, I think.

I mean, the next word after 'under God' is 'indivisible', which is ironic, since not everyone believes in god, which is creating 'division' between believers and non-believers in the same country.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Hmm, it's interesting the people defending the praise Allah song being included in a public school choir include some who say no to religious themed Christmas songs at public schools. Christian=bad; Islam=good as far as liberals are concerned.
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