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School Backs Down and Puts God Back in “God Bless the USA”

Massachusetts parents were outraged when they learned school officials changed lyrics to “We love the USA” instead of “God Bless the USA” during the chorus of the popular Lee Greenwood song. The song was to be performed at a concert at the Stall Brook Elementary school in Boston.

According to MY Fox News in Boston: Following outrage from parents; a changed version of “God Bless the USA” has been pulled from an upcoming school assembly concert…. In fact the whole song will now not be included in the concert. In a statement, school officials said “they hope to maintain the focus on the original objective of sharing students’ knowledge of the U.S. States, and because of logistics, will not include any songs.”

But school officials had not counted on the massive backlash from the parents and the American public. Late this afternoon they reversed themselves a 3rd time, issued an apology and said the song would be reinstated into the concert in its correct form, with God included.

But at at the same time in other areas of the country the word “Easter” is removed from mention when it comes to the two week school break and is now known as “Spring Break.”

Of course we have all heard of the Seattle public school that no longer believes it is proper to call Easter Eggs, Easter Eggs… they are now officially called “Spring Spheres.”

Words are powerful and when the the narrative gets seized to use “new labels” in renaming traditional values, it becomes a war for control of the moral compass guiding our country. Secular progressives have gone far to come up with new pretzel-like word and phrases to separate our country from its foundation.

America has always been a Judeo Christian country, we are built upon those values, we even have “in God we trust” on our currency. Of course even this is inflammatory to some who are fighting furiously to get this removed… just like the fight to take “Christ” out of Christmas, just refer to it as Xmas from now on.

The push is on to rename Columbus Day to “Indigenous Peoples Day,” or “Dia de la Raza.”

How far are we willing to go to extinguish every little bit of connection we have with our heritage in order to appease other cultures?

Ask the parents of the children at Stall Brook elementary school.

Happy Easter!

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Ladybug

Has it ever occurred to these liberals that their liberal ideas are very, very offensive to me? I have grown
Up with Christmas and Easter and the pledge with the words ” under God” and all the traditions that these godless liberals want to take away from me. I absolutely resent it and am very offended and outraged by it.

MR.AMERICA

After having contemplated on liberalism, I have concluded it to be a sickness of the soul, made manifest by secular humanism that places intellectual pursuits, political correctness, and worldy pleasures above moral substance, virtue and common sense.

Ted

Praise the Lord

Larry G

More liberalism. The education system in this country is destroying the minds of all our children. Stop the brainwashing now!

ellie

Wishing you all (who celebrate it) a blessed Resurrection Sunday! Our God lives! Christ in you, the hope of glory. :)

Delores Bender

Happy Easter everyone!!

Barto

Just remember all this when U vote !!!

Howard Last

Google Red Skelton and the Pledge of Allegiance. You will get the pledge as recited by Skelton on his TV program in 1969. Pay attention to the very end. ” Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our nation, and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance “under God.” Wouldn’t it be a pity if someone said, “That’s a prayer” and that would be eliminated from schools, too?”

Rich Simes

What a Nation we have become….. Isa 5:20 ; Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.

AMERICA HAS BUT ONE CHANCE!!!!!

2Ch 7:14; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then (and only then) will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Jackie

I used to be an adjudicator for USCIS and we always played “God Bless the USA” after new citizens were sworn in, meaning they repeated the Oath of Allegiance to the United States before a federal judge. They sworn to uphold the laws of the United States. Being offended by the laws, culture and traditions of the United States is NOT AN OPTION.
Immigrants are welcome, but we must be very careful not to change our ways to accomodate them.

I agree that most immigrants do respect the United States; many become better citizens than those born here who take it for granted. However, I also agree with those who believe that we must speak up against changing our ways for fear of offending someone. People born here are generally NOT offended by our ideals. Well, maybe Sean Penn. . .. . .

Shirley

I just had to laugh at “Spring Spheres” and “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”! How ridiculous!! These are educated people:?!
I think it’s just plain silly. It is the Resurrection that is celebrated on Easter and the birth of Christ that is celebrated on Christmas.

ROBERT AUGERI

LET THE INCOMPETENT WHO LACK THE COMMON SENSE KEEP VOTING FOR A SOCIALISTIC PARTY ALONG WITH AN ILLEGAL,MUSLIM, LIAR. THEY WHO VOTED FOR THIS ILLEGAL, MUSLIM, LIAR, WOULD DO ANYTHING TO GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING. THEY GOT HOPE AND CHANGE, THEY GOT OBAMANATION ALONG WITH A ADDITIONAL 4 TRILLION IN JUST THREE AND A HALF YEARS IN NATIONAL DEBT. UNEMPLOYEMENT OVER 8 PERCENT, AN ILLEGAL OCCUPYING THE WHITE HOUSE AND A BLOUTED GOVERNMENT, VIOLATION OF SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. I REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT THE IDIOTS IN CONGRESS ARE WAITING FOR. AMEN.

William Evans

If you hate God, then God must exist. Something has to exist be for you can hate it. Right? Right!

William Evans

If you hate God, then God must exist. Something has to exist before you can hate it. Right? Right!

Randy Brown

God bless the parents and all those who kept the pressure on until those idiot ideologues running the school finally got it right.

As for all the other whiners, to quote Lee Greenwood, “they can’t take that away, ’cause I’m proud to be an American …” If being surrounded by mentions of and references to God bothers you so much, you have the rest of the planet to choose from. I’m not telling you to get lost, just reminding you of your options. Figure it out; you’re supposed to be the smart ones, aren’t you?

Chuck Ross

This may be a GOOD time to start Recalling school officals (or Fire them). You can start with the Stall Brook Elementary school OFFICALS!

Mike Rundle

I have friends from likely ALL cultures, none of whom have ANY problems with our culture. The white liberals are the muckrakers..I am currently organizing a program to set them adrift in small boats in the Somali pirates area..this way a whole lot of manufactured problems would simply disappear.

Tracy

MY GOD REIGNS! Aren’t we blessed to have a God that hears our prayers.

Chris Dube

Actually, this is inaccurate. While the Bellingham school district did PERMIT the words “God Bless,” they left it up to the children whether to sing the words or not.

Dan Starr

It’s easy to fight this one – just ignore what anyone says that is too PC. For example, you go to Walmart and the greeter says, “Happy Holidays” and you tell him “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Chanukah” and do it nice and loud!