School district double standard exposed in flap over choir song

Indulge me for a second, if you would. Put your morning coffee down, walk over to your couch, sit down, lean back and close your eyes. Now, join me in imagining the face of young James Harper…


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Josh - With all due respect, this column is pure nonsense. Next week, as you sit down to write your tome, it might be wise to have the Denver Police Dept. check your blood alcohol level, as you were obviously impaired when you wrote this one.

The “Islamic anthem” was a contemporary song composed for a movie. The kid doesn’t want to sing it? His choice and his loss. And that’s where it could have ended, but for his deciding to make a religious point.

Penry’s thought experiment is designed to provoke, not illuminate. The song was a musical choice for a competitive event, period.

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