View Poll Results: Should High School choir sing at Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Senior Class?

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Thread: Should High School choir sing at Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Senior Class?

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    Should High School choir sing at Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Senior Class?

    My daughter says that she has to be at the school by 5 today. Her choir is singing at a Non-Denominational prayer service for the High School graduating class. I checked the school website, it doesn't look as if they are sponsoring it since it's not listed on their events calendar (wisely).

    What do you think? Should this be allowed? And should they be allowed to hold it on school grounds?

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    Re: Should High School choir sing at Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Senior Cla

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    My daughter says that she has to be at the school by 5 today. Her choir is singing at a Non-Denominational prayer service for the High School graduating class. I checked the school website, it doesn't look as if they are sponsoring it since it's not listed on their events calendar (wisely).

    What do you think? Should this be allowed? And should they be allowed to hold it on school grounds?
    I really hate to answer a question with some questions. But what does she want to do? Is she being forced into this by peer pressure? Does she have feelings of obligation?

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    Re: Should High School choir sing at Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Senior Cla

    She likes choir and likes to participate. We are a Christian family and we have no problem with her participating in this traditional event. I was wondering how others felt.
    Last edited by MyOwnDrum; 06-10-10 at 08:19 PM.

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    Re: Should High School choir sing at Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Senior Cla

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    She likes choir and likes to participate. We are a Christian family and we have no problem with her participating in this traditional event. I was wondering how others felt.
    Then enjoy it.

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    Re: Should High School choir sing at Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Senior Cla

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Then enjoy it.
    Quite.

    I would say that any who wish to participate can, and any who do not should not be required to.

    Only reasonable answer I can see.
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    Re: Should High School choir sing at Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Senior Cla

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Quite.

    I would say that any who wish to participate can, and any who do not should not be required to.

    Only reasonable answer I can see.
    My step son goes to an overtly Christian school and I enjoy when he performs despite the Chritser thing.

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    Re: Should High School choir sing at Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Senior Cla

    I think it depends on the context. If it's a separate religious service such as Baccalaureate or something, then it should be allowed for whoever wants to participate. However, if the prayer service is part of graduation itself, I don't think that should be allowed at a public school.

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    Re: Should High School choir sing at Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Senior Cla

    As long as any choir members who wish to are free to opt out without it affecting their grade, it's fine.
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    Re: Should High School choir sing at Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Senior Cla

    No problem with it. As long as its Non-Denominational, and any of the choir members can back out without penalty.

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    Re: Should High School choir sing at Non-Denominational Prayer Service for Senior Cla

    As long as the event is not organised by the school, as long as nobody are required to show up and as long as it is just the choir members themselves who agree to hold the event I see no problem with it. I think it is good that schools lend their facilities to volunteer activities like this. It creates good possibilities for people in the community to get together and do something together.
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