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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.

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  •  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:

    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.

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