Not just the concert, but performing in the choir itself. From the article you presented:<quoted text>
Was that islamic song not going to be preformed in front of many people. Of course, it is a choice not to attend the concert, but what parent is going to refuse when their child is singing up on stage?
"Students are not required to participate, and receive no academic credit for doing so,"
"The teacher consulted with students and asked each of them to review an online performance of the selection with their parents before making the decision to perform the piece," Kirtland said, and members who object to the religious content of musical selections aren't required to sing them."
But, someone did "raise a commotion" didn't they? Otherwise we wouldn't be discussing this now...would we?<quoted text>
It is also a choice not to attend a graduation ceramony. If the people didn't like what they heard, they could have got up and left. No one made a commotion about alah being mentioned in the choir song, so why did they about God being mentioned in a graduation speech?
Another excerpt from the article:
"At an upcoming concert, the choir is scheduled to sing an Irish folk song and an Christian song titled "Prayer of the Children," in addition to the song by Rahman."
A Christian song? So much for your "they don't mind Allah, but they won't allow Jesus" BS.
That aside, here's where I see a difference. A graduation speech is intended to be delivered to all graduates and should represent not only the orator's personal message but also reflect the values of the school itself. By being delivered at the graduation ceremony it is (by extension) a product of the school. This is why the speech's content should be reviewed (and approved) and if a public school, the content needs to be non-religious. The choir? Not so much.
Many (and I mean many) public schools allow groups to have religious based activities on school grounds, as long as these activities don't interfere with school functions. Since the choir is completely voluntary and doesn't involve any type of academic credit, why is it different?
In other words, you have no evidence to support your claim. As I suspected.<quoted text>
Btw, I meant to spell alah and budahs names wrong, and I meant not to capatalize them as well, as I have no respect or reverence for these false gods.[QUOTE]
It only serves to make you look stupid, but if you're comfortable looking like an idiot than by all means continue. I guess this means you hold "ceremonies" in disdain as well?
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You may think you're playing a game, but I know better. The salvation of a soul is not a game and no laughing matter. I will not prove science to you. God gave you two eyes and ten fingers, which you should thank Him for. Look it up your self. Unless YOU haven't figured out how to really use the internet yet...