Skip to main content

In a Colorado small town, a (Christian) music teacher let her pupils hear the opera Faust.

This nineteenth century opera, by Gounod, is one of the most performed in the United States.

The teacher said the opera is "a great part of our civilization and Western culture."

Little did she know that this would make her a victim of a witchhunt by the Chrristian Right.

See here.

Originally posted to dearkitty on Wed Feb 22, 2006 at 05:41 AM PST.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  Email the Sup't (none)

    My Mom was a music teacher for over 50 years.  Lord knows how many children she perverted by exposing them to Bach, Sousa, Handel and all those other pinko liberals.  Here's an email address for the "jerk in charge" of the Bennett schools:

    sauter.george@bennett.k12.co.us

    Why not write him and let him know how stupid he is?

    "I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them." - Hunter S. Thompson

  •  Fat lady singing for freedom (none)
    That the principal and superintendent have the nerve to call themselves "educators" is mind-boggling.  And the so-called Christians outdo themselves on this one, as though the presence of Mephistopheles in Faust somehow makes it devil-worship.  OTOH, maybe they're afraid if the kids hear opera they'll turn into elitist liberals, and probably gay?  I don't know.  
  •  As a former music educator (none)
    As a former music educator, I am absolutely horrified  by this story. It appears that the American Taliban will settle for nothing less than complete domination of American society.
  •  Passed along (none)
    I just emailed this story to the heads of music education at UC-Boulder, CSU, Univ of Northern Colorado, and Western State.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site