Ok at some point in your life you have to realize your doing WAAAAAY too much. This School in Michigan doesn’t not understand that. Shouts to NBC for this bit of Ignorant News.
A traditional Christmas carol is at the center of a controversy at an elementary school in Michigan, according to WPBN.
A music teacher decided to change the lyrics to “Deck The Halls” because one particular word – “gay” – had the students giggling.
“There were some students that had been snickering at the lyrics of ‘Deck The Halls’ and she had attempted to get them back on track quite a few times and just decided to make a change in the wording,” Cherry Knoll principal Chris Parker said.
The teacher gave the students a music sheet with the verse reading, “Don we now our bright apparel.”
Parker said he immediately went to speak to the teacher when he found out.
“I had not heard of the substitution of the word ‘bright’ before in that song,” he told WPBN. “It sort of caught me by surprise.”
The word gay, in the context of the song, means “happy” or “joyful.” Parker said he thought the teacher should have used the issue as a teachable moment.
“We have an anti-bullying and discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and so going forward the teacher will be addressing this is how we’re supposed to be reacting, this is the way to be respectful about this,” Parker said.
J.R. Bang Says: I’m not gay and NOBODY is gonna bully me… I WILL sing the original version. Fa La La La La….La-La…La…La.