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← A lawsuit too far?

silverspirit2001's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by silverspirit2001

In this case, it depends on context - which is why a Judge does need to evaluate it. If the songs are being used to promote religion, then it is wrong. If it is just part of music lessons, then it is fine. The problem is drawing the distinction.

Not knowing the particulars, did the parents ask the school to change the lyrics? Or sing different songs? Why are those songs better than others? Is it part of a tradition to learn these songs? I know 3 of the 4 songs, so they evidently are widespread classics.

More information is needed to make a judgment, but if the school was not prepared to talk, then it does become an issue, rightly needing judicial overview - because then, it smacks of indoctrination.

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:40:38 UTC | #950884