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    Christian college bars the national anthem at sporting events 'as it promotes war'

    Of particular concern were lyrics like: 'And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air'
    A Christian college has barred the national anthem from sporting events because the song's images of war undermine its pacifist traditions.
    Goshen College in Indiana will no longer play 'The Star Spangled Banner.'
    And the school's board of directors have instructed its president, Jim Brenneman, to find an alternative song 'that fits with sports tradition, that honors country, that resonates with our core values and that respects the views of diverse constituencies.'


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    They have every right to do this because of all those Americans in the anthem and afterwards who faught and died to protect that right. While they have that right it does not mean those of us who it disgusts have to hold back our view.


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    "Dear Mr. College President: There are only two people who have ever offered to die for you: Jesus Christ and the US soldier. A little respect is in order."
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    Re: Christian college bars the national anthem at sporting events 'as it promotes war

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Liberlism.

    I heard an interview yesterday on this subject and it seems the School allowed the Peruvian National Anthem but not ours. Take a look at this one below, and figure out why they allow this one.


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    gave the white and reds
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    Re: Christian college bars the national anthem at sporting events 'as it promotes war

    I saw nothing in either article that the decision was based off of liberal ideas. Just sayin'.

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    Re: Christian college bars the national anthem at sporting events 'as it promotes war

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I saw nothing in either article that the decision was based off of liberal ideas. Just sayin'.
    Please note I said I heard and interview with a young who was a Conservative who is fighting this action.

    Just reading the article says this a about being Politically Correct and that screams LIberal.

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    Re: Christian college bars the national anthem at sporting events 'as it promotes war

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I saw nothing in either article that the decision was based off of liberal ideas. Just sayin'.
    Yeah but clearly... a christian college, with traditions of pacifism, barring the national anthem is rather silly...

    BUT ITS THE LIBERALS DOING IT!

    I bet the order came from Obamas Desk. Pelosi had an orgasm over it.

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    Re: Christian college bars the national anthem at sporting events 'as it promotes war

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Please note I said I heard and interview with a young who was a Conservative who is fighting this action.

    Just reading the article says this a about being Politically Correct and that screams LIberal.
    It being a Christian college screams Conservative. And simply because a conservative is fighting it does not make it liberal. People of the same ideology can disagree.

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    Re: Christian college bars the national anthem at sporting events 'as it promotes war

    People forget that Christians have preached pacifism and socialism just as much as more conservative ideologies. The pledge of allegiance for example, was created by a Christian socialist. Religion is not monolithic in its political spectrum.

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    Re: Christian college bars the national anthem at sporting events 'as it promotes war

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Liberlism.

    I heard an interview yesterday on this subject and it seems the School allowed the Peruvian National Anthem but not ours. Take a look at this one below, and figure out why they allow this one.


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    molded the national feeling
    and was the yell of Túpac Amaru
    which alerts, which demands
    and which impels, towards liberty.
    And the creole and the Indian embrace
    yearning for a single ideal
    and the sacrifice of their soul and blood
    gave the white and reds
    of the emblem that announced to the world
    that Peru rises sovereign.
    For glory of God.
    I'm curious... do you EVER say anything that isn't an absurd partisan hack statement? There was absolutely NO mention of partisanship in the story, but you, erroneously, needed to bring it in. Pacifists come in all shapes and political sizes. Not just liberal. I know it might be hard for you to see these facts, but facts they are.
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    Re: Christian college bars the national anthem at sporting events 'as it promotes war

    Goshen College is a Mennonite school that is quite conservative and religious. I've been there once; they seemed like nice people but it's hardly an atmosphere that would appeal to most liberal college students. I don't know where in the world anyone would get the impression that this was because of "the wonderful world of liberalism." It's because of their long-standing commitment to pacifism.

    And for the record, they're right. Our national anthem is one of the worst national anthems I've ever heard, and the lyrics send all the wrong messages about our nation's values. I wish our government would replace it with something else. I've always liked "America The Beautiful." I don't see anything at all disrespectful about Goshen's decision. Since when did it become taboo to criticize the national anthem? Is it sacred now?
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    Re: Christian college bars the national anthem at sporting events 'as it promotes war

    LOL funny when Conservatives turn on their own... slamming the "liberal" tag on anyone and everything they do not agree with...
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