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It's a War on Christmas, Charlie Brown

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    A school in Kentucky is removing the religious references, such as Linus' speech, from its "Charlie Brown Christmas" school play. Naturally, this has sparked outrage.

    UPDATE: Legal group asks Johnson Co. Schools to allow religious references in Christmas plays

    I'm kinda torn on it. I understand that there are religious references in the show and I doubt that, if the show had been introduced today, no network would have touched it, unlike 50 years ago. I do understand the tradition behind it, and I don't really find it offensive personally. But at the same time, I could see someone else being offended by it. If Linus started talking about Muhammed, I'd think there would be a lot of people offended.
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Not if it was the "Charlie Brown Ramadan Special."

    It's an interesting case. I think it probably is slightly too supportive of religion, constitutionally, because Linus isn't vouching anything he says as simply background. On the other hand, it's being shown as a slice of pop culture history. It would be OK to teach the Sistine Chapel, right?
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  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Do you want the day off? Fine. Then you should probably learn the bullshit story about why you have the day off.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    And I don't think people are "offended" by it. They just don't think it has a place in public schools, legally. That's quite different.
  5. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    Torture is sitting through a school holiday concert or program.
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  6. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I know people love to pretend otherwise, but Christmas is a religious holiday. So, good luck putting on a Christmas play without addressing religion. It would be like doing a July 4th play without mentioning the United States.
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  7. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    What is the point of doing the play, then?
  8. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    Plenty of schools are putting on "Christmas" plays without mentioning Christmas. They just call it a Holiday play and it's all about snow.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    But putting on a Charlie Brown Christmas without Linus reading about the true meaning of Christmas would be like putting on a Die Hard play and not having Hans Gruber plummet to his death.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2015
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I would pay good, hard-earned money to see a fourth grade class perform "Die Hard" as its holiday play.
  11. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    In other news, this country is fucked-up. There's your Christmas story.
  12. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Mommy, I get to be Mr. Falcon in the school play!
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