UK: School wants words about Jesus in Christmas carol changed so ‘all can join in’

UK: School wants words about Jesus in Christmas carol changed so ‘all can join in’

[Ed. – This isn’t just a matter of what the school itself does – although that’s a problem.  The school principal wants a local church to sing different words in the carol (“Away in a Manger”) so that Muslim students can attend alongside Christian students, without being offended.  The principal, a Muslim, doesn’t find it acceptable for Muslim families to simply decide if they want to attend or not.  The Christians must change the words of the carol — not refer to Jesus as “Lord” or “King” — in order to accommodate Muslims.  Don’t blame the Muslims for whatever decisions are made about this.  Blame the politicization of religion by British authorities and progressive political culture.  No agent of the state, such as the UK’s Ofsted, should have the authority to force such decisions on communities. (Emphasis by FrontPage.)]

The outrageous story is here.

Children at a primary school have been told not to sing the word ‘Lord’ in the Christmas carol Away In A Manger – so that pupils of all beliefs can join in….

[A] Muslim headmistress, determined to make her Muslim charges feel “comfortable” enough to “join in,” has ordered that “the Lord Jesus” will become “baby boy Jesus,” and “Jesus the savior” in another carol becomes “Jesus the baby,” and in yet another carol, “new King born today” becomes “a baby born today.”

Youngsters at Whitehall Primary School in Chingford, Essex, have also been told to sing edited versions of two modern hymns when they attend a carol service and nativity play at a nearby church on Tuesday. …

One furious mother, a former Metropolitan Police officer, said the changes were utterly unacceptable and likened it to taking ‘Christ’ out of Christmas. …

[…]

The mother, 36, said: ‘If he was just a baby boy named Jesus, there wouldn’t be a celebration in the first place. He is our Lord and Saviour and King of all Kings – that’s the whole point.

‘It is also a tradition – it is taking away the traditions of the country.’

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