No Prayer in School or Jesus in Christmas Songs
No Prayer in School? What About Jesus in Christmas Songs?
On Christmas Eve, my kids (who believe in Jesus) decided to put on a Christmas show with their cousins (who don’t believe in Jesus). It was their cousins’ idea, and so naturally, their eldest, who is eight, led the musical. I already knew about how there is no prayer in school, but it came as a shock to me when on the eve of our Savior’s birth, I asked the children what Christmas songs they were going to sing.
“Felice Navidad”, they intoned.
“Well, that’s good,” I rejoined, “But what about singing a song about Jesus?”
Of course, I already knew that along with no prayer in school, it would naturally follow that a public school’s Christmas songs would probably not include songs about Jesus.
“We don’t sing about Jesus”, said one of the younger cousins (age 6). And although I knew the philosophy behind this statement, it came as a tragic and terribly sad shock to hear a child of such a young and tender age mouth the words, “We don’t sing about Jesus” as though singing about Jesus was something bad.
In his eyes, I’m sure it was portrayed as such. Otherwise, why wouldn’t you be allowed to sing about Jesus?
No prayer in school and no Jesus Christmas songs. This is the message that our youth’s souls are being ingrained with in government-run schools. I am frightened to think about what kind of generation we are raising, when the majority of children go to schools in which they are taught that Jesus is something that should not be talked about, sung about, or prayed to.
The Holy Spirit is extraordinarily grieved. The State of California, in which I live, is taking part in one of the greatest tragedies of human history, along with the rest of the States, in teaching our children that there should be no Jesus in school, no prayer in school, no songs about Jesus.
While the spirit of the children were beautiful and innocent as they sang, “Felice Navidad”, I couldn’t help but to notice that the part in English which normally goes, “We want to wish you a merry Christmas” was changed in the song also to “We want to wish you a merry holiday”.
Need I say more? The very reason that we celebrate Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus–yet somehow He is too inappropriate and taboo to mention in any of our prayers and songs.
God bless America–before it is too late!
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