Goshen College will no longer play The Star-Spangled Banner at sporting events, school leaders announced, reversing last year's decision to allow the use of the national anthem for the first time in the Mennonite college's history.
Some Mennonites had criticized the anthem's lyrics as glorifying war and offensive to the school's pacifist traditions. Goshen's Board of Directors said many felt the school's "allegiance should be to Christ rather than to country." ~ Quoted Text
Does this go too far?? Are these the type of changes that are adversely affecting our youth???
Answer by attap5 at 9:37 AM on Jun. 17, 2011
Answer by Dkhilly at 9:49 AM on Jun. 17, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:45 PM on Jun. 17, 2011
Is Goshen a private school?
They are a Christian school and they want their focus on Christ...what's wrong with that??
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:31 AM on Jun. 17, 2011
Answer by meriana at 11:11 AM on Jun. 17, 2011
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:50 AM on Jun. 17, 2011
And btw, I don't know what idiot started this rumor that it was "banned for violence" but that's flat out untrue. Here's the actual press release if anyone is actually interested:
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:57 PM on Jun. 17, 2011
Answer by gdiamante at 1:21 PM on Jun. 17, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:27 PM on Jun. 17, 2011
Answer by geminilove7 at 7:44 AM on Jun. 17, 2011