Saturday, August 27, 2011

College Bans National Anthem - Too Violent

Indiana - Tiny Goshen College in Indiana has banned the The Star Spangled Banner at all sporting events because the Mennonite school’s president considers the National Anthem’s words to be too violent. The 1,000-student school had already banned the words last year, but the band could still play the music for patriots in attendance. Now, the school has banned the song entirely. The school’s board of directors told college President Jim Brenneman to find an alternative to playing the National Anthem that fits with sports tradition, that honors country and that resonates with Goshen College’s core values and respects the views of diverse constituencies. NBC Sports’ Rick Chandler weighed in, saying: “I suppose we could have followed the example of the Mennonites and simply fled, giving the nation back to the British. But then we’d all be playing cricket.” More

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