No More Silent Night

In Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Ridgeway Elementary School’s "winter program" has changed the name of "Silent Night" to "Cold in the Night." Sung to the tune of "Silent Night," the lyrics include: "Cold in the night, no one in sight, winter winds whirl and bite, how I wish I were happy and warm, safe with my family out of the storm."

The "winter program" included decorating classrooms with Santa Claus, Kwanza symbols, Menorahs, and Labafana–a Christmas witch!

Also in Wisconsin, the Glendale-River Hills School District has banned every Christmas song which has any Christian "motive or theme." But while banning Christian Christmas songs, the district permits secular holiday songs as well as songs celebrating Hanukkah. In defending this policy, Frances Smith, the district administrator, says that the Hanukkah songs are more cultural than spiritual.

What these schools are doing to our children is not educating, but indoctrinating! And they are using Christmas as an excuse. Following the lead of the National Educational Association, Wisconsin educational leaders preach tolerance and diversity while being highly intolerant! Most of the residents of Wisconsin are tolerant, but not their educational leaders.

Banning nativity scenes. Banning Christmas songs in school. Banning Christmas in advertising. Calling a Christmas tree a "holiday" tree. Calling a Christmas parade a holiday parade. Refusing to mention the Reason for the season. It is time to take a stand for our children, our families, our faith and our freedom!

Educational leaders in your state could be the next officials to join this anti-Christian bigotry parade.

I urge you to email Governor Gov. Jim Doyle and State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster and ask them to stop this intolerant anti-Christian bigotry.

Click Here to Send Your Letter Now!

Very important! Please forward this to your family and friends. They need to be aware of this anti-Christian bigotry.

Thanks for caring enough to get involved.

Sincerely,

Don

Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association

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4 Responses to No More Silent Night

  1. notArighty says:

    Students at the school will present “The Little Tree’s Christmas Gift,” a musical production that tells the story of a family going out to buy a Christmas tree. Other melodies include “Jingle Bells,” “We Three Kings,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “Chanukah.” “Each one has the lyrics changed in order to tell the story,” Messer said. “It’s so that young children know the melodies.”
    from abcnews.com
    All the songs lyrics were changed, not just this one, and it had nothing to do with anti-Christian bigotry. Anyone sending this letter is making a mistake.

  2. Lorna says:

    Thanks for this alert. I disagree with notarighty – Christmas IS part of our culture and tradition, and trying to ban anything cultural and Christian from our schools -for the sake of it- is NOT good
    btw came here looking for your latest review, but the link didn’t work well – might be firefox
    love the banner picture btw :)

  3. Ben Cedric says:

    You can celebrate Christmas any way you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in your home, your church, with your friends and family, you can say “Merry Christmas” to anyone you want to, you can put up any kind of religious or non-religious Christmas symbols or decorations inside and outside your home, and your church, —and yet you act like you’re being persecuted because we don’t force everyone in every school and business in this country to celebrate Christmas in the manner you want them to? I don’t get it.

  4. notArighty says:

    Ben Cedric hits tha nail on the head.
    Fox News has this O’Reilly campaign about Christmas — take a look at this Fox News web page and tell me how many times it says “Holiday” instead of “Christmas”. It does not mention Christmas even once.
    http://www.foxnews.com/foxfan/front/0,3778,14,00.html

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