A middle school in Virginia has banned Christmas carols that mention Jesus from their annual concert. Robius Middle School in Chesterfield came to the decision in order to be “more sensitive” towards their diverse student body.
How the school can claim to be sensitive towards their student population while discriminating against others, is a logical failing that makes little sense.
A parent, David Allen, was told about the situation by his child who attends the school. He told WWVT, an NBC Associate, “It just seems like… everywhere you look everyone’s afraid of stepping on someone’s toes or everything is being so sensitive”.
After the discussion with his child, David sent an email to the chorus teacher, who replied, saying “We had a few students who weren’t comfortable singing a piece I have done many times in the past, but it is of a sacred nature and does mention Jesus.”
Chesterfield County Schools spokesman Shawn Smith confirmed that he had reached out to the school administration about the issue but was still awaiting a reply.