Can’t Make This Stuff Up
Pending a title and summary by California Attorney General Jerry Brown is an initiative that would allow Christmas music — as defined — to be performed in public school classrooms and assemblies. Parents would be notified in writing of the performances and could request their child not attend.
The initiative, submitted on August 28, declares in part:
“Listening to, or performing, Christmas music during the holiday season is a long-standing American tradition and a significant element of our cultural heritage as Americans.
“The parents and guardians of public school children should have the right to decide whether or not their children may hear Christmas music in the classrooms and assemblies at those schools.”
As defined in the initiative, Christmas music includes, but is not limited to, “carols, songs and instrumental works whose subject matter relates to the celebration of the Christmas holiday or tio the season during which that holiday is observed.”
The proponent of the initiative?
Ms. Merry Hyatt.
(Editor’s Note: Ho. Ho. Ho.)
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