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Christian rock band banned from skool

Discussion in 'News' started by fatalist, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. fatalist

    fatalist Dirty Dozen Crew

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  2. thetrooper

    thetrooper Member

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    the url doesn't work, for me at least

    besides, everyone knows the best bands are associated with satan.
     
  3. KING BLING

    KING BLING Guest

    Rossford cancels Christian rock band; local group was to play at anti-drug school assembly next week


    By IGNAZIO MESSINA
    BLADE STAFF WRITER


    Rossford High School officials were considering letting a Christian rock band play during an anti-drug assembly next week, but decided yesterday to cancel the performance because of concerns over having religious music played in a public school.
    "We are just shutting the whole thing down," Rossford Superintendent Luci Gernot said. "There is some controversy, and I'd rather err on this side."

    The school district's law firm, Whalen & Compton of Akron told school officials yesterday that it "wasn't appropriate" to let the band Pawn perform at the school, Ms. Gernot said.

    A representative of the law firm could not be reached for comment last night.

    Pawn's songs regularly make reference to Jesus and God, said David Kleeberger, the band's manager who is also a member of the Rossford school board.

    Mr. Kleeberger is the father of band member Kyle Kleeberger, a senior at Rossford High.

    "I'm between a rock and a hard place because I represent the schools," Mr. Kleeberger said. "I don't want anyone suing the schools over this."

    Students would have had the option of whether or not to attend the band's performance, which was going to be held during school hours.

    Students who chose not to attend the performance would either go to a study hall or view an anti-drug-themed movie in the school auditorium.

    Donna Chiarelott, whose son is a senior at the school, objected to the band's performance.

    "I think there is a place for Christian bands, and schools aren't where they belong," Ms. Chiarelott said. "Maybe most people don't really see anything wrong with it, but there is a line and this is crossing it. I'm amazed they even considered it."

    Ms. Gernot said she did not see the harm in allowing the band to play, but understood Ms. Chiarelott's concerns.

    "I look at it similar to when we have our choir singing songs," Ms. Gernot said. "There is a lot of choir literature that is very Christian in nature, and I don't see that as religious in nature."

    Kyle Kleeberger said he and other members of the band are disappointed about not being able to perform.

    "Most of the kids want us to play," he said. "We were going in there to talk about drugs, and what our beliefs are on that. But everyone knows us as a Christian band, and that's a touchy subject, I guess."

    Interestingly, it was a 1936 Rossford High School graduate, atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, then known as Madalyn Mays, whose lawsuit against Baltimore public schools led to the 1963 Supreme Court ruling outlawing prayer in schools.
     
  4. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

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  5. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

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    Would they let a bunch of gospel singers in? No. Would they let Slayer play? No. Why should they let these people play?
     
  6. HateKillDestroy

    HateKillDestroy New Jack

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    Seriously, shut the fuck up with this stupid ass right wing "liberals love the terrorist's" shit. "I bet they would let some islam terrorist band play". Religion fucking sucks PERIOD and if I wanted a band to play an anti drug assembly it would be Minor Threat.
     
  7. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

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    they should have a battle of the bands, secular vs. religion, and let the crowd decide...

    but it may be unfair due to that fact that god wants to slay all the gentiles...

    \m/
     
  8. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

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    I think this just about begins to make up for me having to sit through an organized prayer group in the white trash high school I went to.
     
  9. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

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    the only god i worship is the god of metal!!!!

    \m/ \m/
     
  10. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

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    You link terrorism and Islam like they go hand in hand. Last time I checked Christians have blown up buildings, as have any religious fanatics. Those two things are not exclusively synonymous.

    Tolerance suggests a supremacist mentality, I believe in just letting people be the way they are. If you're at peace with yourself you don't need to TOLERATE anything. Those Christians should be able to play at that show, no doubt about it. But you should look at what you type and think about it for a minute before you slide in your little bigot comments, next to an otherwise interesting article.
     
  11. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

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    The band isn't fucking banned from the school. They were going to ask them to play, and then they didn't. Big fucking deal.
     
  12. HateKillDestroy

    HateKillDestroy New Jack

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  13. HateKillDestroy

    HateKillDestroy New Jack

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    This reminds me, I was out with some girl and this kid that was at this place had a shirt that said, "Religion is my music, Jesus is my guitar."
     
  14. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    I'm still pissed off that Killarmy was dropped by RCA Loud after 9/11. I had most of that album on mp3, and it was gong to be pretty damn good.
     
  15. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

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    and fuck that, I wouldn't want no Christian rock band preaching to me with their wack ass music at my school.
     
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