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??