Christmas Songs? Bah! Humbug!

Here’s another Politically Correct Scrooge story for the Christmas season. This report by Egri Nök was published earlier at Vlad Tepes in a slightly different form.

German High School: Christmas Celebration Suspended As Christmas Songs Not Compatible With Muslim Pupil’s Beliefs

An original translation from NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk, public broadcaster):

Christmas Party at Lüneburg high school voluntary

December 20, 2017

The Johanneum in Lüneburg this year will forgo a Christmas celebration during class time. The reason: it appears that last year a Muslim pupil complained that the Christmas songs that were sung were not compatible with her belief. Instead of the mandatory celebration during class time, there will now be a voluntary celebration in the afternoon. This is what the school administration decided upon. The chair of the school parents’ council said that this was a compromise she could live with.

School invokes school law

In their decision, the high school invokes the Lower Saxony school law. It says that during class, religious beliefs must be respected, and the feelings of people with dissenting opinions are to be respected. In music class, no religious songs were sung either, says the leader of the high school.

Implementation is up to the school

Each school can decide for itself how the rule is to be implemented, said a spokesman for the school board. The paragraph in the school law was not a prohibition on singing Christian songs. Not all schools handle the situation in the same way as the Johanneum. In the Catholic elementary school in Lüneburg, the Muslim pupils attend the Christmas celebration, says the school director. Some Muslim parents deliberately registered their children at that school so that their children could come to know other cultures and religions.

11 thoughts on “Christmas Songs? Bah! Humbug!

  1. I was also forced to sing at catholic choir for 9 years+ I wanted them to convert to folk and country music but they didn’t. Do you think I could get some remedy for that?

    But seriously – what is the sign of lack of faith?

    Maybe if a foreigner comes and complains about your music, and you stop playing not to offend the foreigner… That might be considered a lack of faith in some places…

    • I sang Gregorian chant at a Catholic school for years. None of us saw it as being “forced”. How unfortunate for you…I hope you don’t let those people live in your head rent free. Those are mind parasites…

        • I was too young to have an opinion when I started singing. It was simply a joy to get out of class and sing.

          I was taught early on to distinguish between sacred and secular music and to know each had its place. I liked both. On the school bus the orphanage hired occasionally we never sang church music, just pop. Thus, I think it was the fact of group singing itself that was the charm for me.

  2. Lower Saxony school law : “dissenting opinions are to be respected.”

    So if perhaps even a single student says “These songs make me uncomfortable,” respecting that opinion requires the majority to give up the singing entirely?


    The simple solution is to say to little Mohammed “Well, we do not want you to be uncomfortable. You have teacher’s permission to leave the classroom.”

    But of course so often it’s not actually little Mohammed who complains (unless put up to it by the likes of CAIR, or some such). It’s the guilt-ridden white liberal (ex?) Christian who assumes there might be offense [or is personally offended, and merely uses little Mohammed as his pawn].

  3. One stops singing one songs because a foreigner might not or doesn’t like them. (???) That sounds really, really odd. It’s the option of the foreigner not to listen, to go somewhere else, somewhere where those songs are not sung.

    And does it work the other way round? Do Muslims, as guests in our “houses” stop what they’re doing because we don’t like it? Of course not. If we don’t like it, WE can go somewhere else. For our “enrichers”, it’s win-win.

  4. I grew up in a fifties-sixties grade school where we had a Christmas Pageant with religious songs. My dad told me (I’m Jewish) to just sing along but don’t sing ‘Christ our Lord’, just move my lips. No big deal. I survived this ‘micro-aggression’ somehow intact.

  5. “Dissenting opinions are to be respected.” Not those from indigenous, white Christians, however.

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