Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Parent Post In Jesus Song Flap; Underwood Fans Upset


Regional School District 10, Burlington, CT
Keeping The World Safe From Free Expression


PARENT ASKS:
Why are we teaching [our] kids the Bill of Rights?

Carrie Underwood Song
Draws Heat From School Bosses
In Douchebagville, aka Connecticut's Region 10 ...

Where Free Expression
Gets The DB Shaft

PARENT SPEAKS OUT:

My daughter was accepted into the "coffee house" talent show after performing "Jesus take the Wheel". Apparently, her singing was fine, but her use of the word "Jesus" was not. Why are we teaching [our] kids the Bill of Rights? I am concerned that Region 10 has really started to fail our children not only academically..., but morally as well.

I am concerned that Region 10 has really started to fail our children not only academically..., but morally as well. The song is not meant to convert anyone, but it is a song of hope. The song is about a young woman who turns to Jesus for help versus drugs or anything else. Perhaps if our kids had more positive places to turn to in times of need, regardless of who they worship, Region 10 would not be burying so many of [its] teenagers from drug overdoses ...


PRINCIPAL
BOBS
&
WEAVES

"When I saw the initial list...I was unfamiliar with the lyrics of the song. The only thing I asked (show coordinator Dawn Marie) Conroy was to see if the girls had a backup song," said HarBur Principal Kenneth Smith.


Carrie Underwood Fan Site Jumps On Story
  • the fact that they even thought it should be banned bothers me!




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  • THE
    TROUBLING
    LYRICS


    Jesus, Take the Wheel

    (James/Lindsey/Sampson)

    She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati
    On a snow white Christmas Eve
    Going home to see her Mama and her Daddy with the baby in the backseat
    Fifty miles to go and she was running low on faith and gasoline
    It'd been a long hard year
    She had a lot on her mind and she didn't pay attention
    she was going way too fast
    Before she knew it she was spinning on a thin black sheet of glass
    She saw both their lives flash before her eyes
    She didn't even have time to cry
    She was sooo scared
    She threw her hands up in the air

    Jesus take the wheel
    Take it from my hands
    Cause I can't do this on my own
    I'm letting go
    So give me one more chance
    Save me from this road I'm on
    Jesus take the wheel

    It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder
    And the car came to a stop
    She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat sleeping like a rock
    And for the first time in a long time
    She bowed her head to pray
    She said I'm sorry for the way
    I've been living my life
    I know I've got to change
    So from now on tonight

    Jesus take the wheel
    Take it from my hands
    Cause I can't do this on my own
    I'm letting go
    So give me one more chance
    Save me from this road I'm on

    Ooh, Jesus take the wheel
    Ooh, I'm letting go
    So give me one more chance
    Save me from this road I'm on
    From this road I'm on
    Jesus take the wheel
    Ooh, take it, take it from me
    Ooh ooh wah ah ooh ooh ooh


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  • 3 comments:

    Ron Winter said...

    Between the Jamfest flap and the current Coffee House imbroglio it is obvious that nothing in District 10 is allowed if it is even slightly to one side or another of a poorly defined center.
    Thus I nominate the word VANILLA as the official District 10 slogan, and a container of VANILLA flavoring should be the school logo and mascot.

    Further, any time any word is considered for use that may, just may, cause someone to stop and think, all students in the school system, all teachers, staff members, administrators and residents should stop immediately and replace that word with VANILLA.

    As in "VANILLA Take The Wheel" or "Central Office Administrators Are VANILLAs!"

    That will show them!

    Jim Brewer said...

    I agree with Ron; except that I think instead of a color the District mascot should be the Stasi(East German Secret Police) because no one has probably ever heard of these monsters; but they were every bit as bad as the KGB; Nazi's, etc.

    The common thread in all this is lawyers who give advice that is not legally or morally correct. I have always said, "Let the brother go, or speak." At DISTRICT 9(opps I mean 10, I confused it with the MOVIE)it is more about shutting people up than learning.

    BTW: Believe in him or not; there is nothing wrong with talking about Jesus. Wow! He is a "friend of mine!"

    PEACE Douchebags!

    Jennifer said...

    (Sigh) I remember reporting on the Doninger issue when I worked for the Advocate and my story specifically raised the question of religious freedom:if the school claims it can violate a student's first amendment rights to freedom of speech,would the first amendment right to freedom of religion be next? Apparently so.