MANSFIELD (CBS) – A holiday tradition in Mansfield has come to an end. School leaders at Jordan/Jackson elementary have chosen not to have the regular winter concert, at least as it has been done in recent years. Typically, the show features the school’s 4th and 5th graders classes singing traditional holiday tunes that celebrated the winter season, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. But the school’s principal told the local paper that after last year’s show, several moms and dads complained about the religious content of the program. So the school made the call to replace the holiday tunes with a Martin Luther King, Jr.-themed performance next month. Mansfield resident Tony Sacchetti says he and his family have attended the winter concerts at Jordan/Jackson elementary in past years, and always found it to be “really cute and fun.”
First of all what’s up with all these parents complaining about this concert being cancelled? Wouldn’t you be sneaky psyched that you didn’t have to go to this anymore? Like nobody really wants to go sit through an elementary school plays do they? Or do lunatics with kids really enjoy this shit? Nothing would surprise me with parents nowadays.
Regardless I’m kind of confused here. If the kids sung songs about Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa who the hell complained? What other religions are there? And yes even though this is definitely a Pussification of America story I think this is exactly what I’d do if I was a school administrator. I’d just quit fighting it. Anytime anybody complained about anything I’d just be like “fine…fuck it we won’t do it anymore” Eventually there would be nothing left to do and we could just sit around and circle jerk each other all day long.