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HS Cancels Xmas Concert Over Lawsuit Threat

From Hawaii News Now:

Lawsuit threat cancels Christmas concert

By Rick Daysog | December 4, 2012

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A threatened lawsuit had put a halt to what’s become a Christmas tradition for members of the Moanalua High School orchestra.

For the past six years, the award-winning group and volunteers from the New Hope Church have raised more than $200,000 for a charity that treats poor people in Africa.

So what? Did they think that would help them get around the religion police?

But that all came to a halt on Monday when the Department of Education decided to cancel the concert just four days before the event.

In a letter to the Department of Education, Mitch Kahle, founder of the Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church, took issue with the involvement of New Hope Church, which handles ticket sales and sells those tickets at its services.

"The issue here is an entanglement between a public school and a Christian church," said Kahle.

"And one of the things about the constitution is that it prohibits the involvement of public schools and churches."

Which, of course, is completely untrue. The so-called separation of church and state is not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution.

Concert volunteer Chad Brownstein said that this year’s event has sold more than 600 tickets and would have generated about $30,000 in sales and donations.

"(The students) could have done something that they’re good at it and benefit others instead of themselves," Brownstein said. "So I’m very disappointed that they won’t be getting that lesson through that concert anymore."

Concert organizers are still looking at other locations but chances of finding a new place before Christmas that are very slim.

Maybe those poor people in Africa should ask the Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church for a donation.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 6th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “HS Cancels Xmas Concert Over Lawsuit Threat”

  1. captstubby says:

    “God Bless Everyone.”
    “bah ,Humbug!”

    But i thought Republicans were the Christmas Scrooge.

  2. Astravogel says:

    I’ll bet the local veteran’s groups could come up with a hanger
    somewhere, or a couple of ‘loaned’ mess tents.

  3. Mithrandir says:

    OPERATION MINDCRIME….how’s the continued liberal assault working out for you?

    Once again, the liberals cut and edit what they need to, to further their tyrannical war against the common good.

    …..’make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’–Thomas Jefferson

    ‘Those that hath not sinned, cast the first stone.’ THEN Jesus said to the harlot, ‘GO NOW AND SIN NO MORE.’ –or when it comes to defending democrats, they pretend their is only the former to the lesson, and Jesus never rebuked in the later part.

    Liberals twist the constitution as YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT as long as the constitution doesn’t expressly forbid it. Which is the devil’s way out of an argument, “Well, you didn’t specifically say I COULDN’T do this or that, so I assumed I could.”

    Whereas, the conservatives believe the government is only allowed to do what is written that they can do.

    MAYBE……it’s time to cut the country down from the middle of MONTANA to the tip of BROWNSVILLE TEXAS. Liberals get the left coast, and the border to Mexico, plus Hawaii/Alaska. The conservatives get the right half, instead of this ongoing civil war that saps our energy.

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