More Stupidity

Watch out!  Your cereal box may be racist.

Kellogg is changing the picture on their Corn Pops box because waaaay down in the corner a brown (not black, mind you) corn pop is shown doing janitorial work.

That makes it racist.

Some guy, whose name I will not honor by mentioning it here, complained that one corn pop is teaching kids to be racist.

I would add, especially if the parents of the children are TEACHING their children that such thing is “racist.”

But Kellogg is bending over backwards to be politically correct and is changing the art work on their Corn Pop cereal box.

If that’s not crazy enough for you, read on.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation has decided George Frederic Handel’s Messiah– one of the greatest musical works EVER— which contains the “Hallelujah Chorus”, probably the most recognized piece of choral literature in the world, should be banned from being played in the music class of Linden Elementary School in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

They claim it’s proselytizing.

Aleta Ledendecker, president of the East Tennessee chapter of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, said she received complaints from TWO parents about a teacher playing Handel.

Ledendecker said “While this music may be beautiful and even inspirational for Christians, it is not acceptable for broadcasting to the entire student body at Linden Elementary. In consideration of all the possible choices of music, this piece with its distinctly religious content can be interpreted as proselytizing. Such actions are clearly prohibited by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.”

So, playing Handel in a music history class suddenly converts every student who hears it to Christianity??

It’s absurd.

 I have heard the Hallelujah Chorus performed numerous times, even had the opportunity to perform it in a college choir with the St. Louis Symphony.  I have never seen nor do I recall a great theophany occurring during or after the performance.  I saw no one publicly displaying a great spiritual awakening, nor anything of the kind, except great admiration of and appreciation for the musicians talent, the conductor’s skill, and the magnificence of Handel’s writing, usually displayed by a standing ovation and thunderous applause.
Any music instructor worth their salt will teach music history, and it will include the well-known and famous composers such as Bach, Handel, Mozart, Liszt, Monteverdi, Pachelbel, to name a few.
Like it or not, these composers were often and usually inspired by their religious beliefs, and what they produced is nothing short of their attempt to express those beliefs, and they shared that with the world.
The liberals and anti-Christian groups like the FFRF want to remove all traces of religion from every classroom, and it doesn’t matter if our children’s education suffers.  Their true desire is to raise a generation completely devoid of religious expression and thought.
Should they succeed, they will accomplish exactly what the ISIS barbarians are doing, destroying every vestige of religion that does not agree with their own ideology.
In doing so, they move this country one step closer to tyranny.