School's 'Christmas Carol' Play Dropped After Parents Object to Tiny Tim
Two parents at a Pennsylvania elementary school reportedly objected to a famous line in Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', leading the principal to cancel its Christmas play.
However, Abby Huntsman reported that officials at Centerville Elementary School in East Hempfield Township said they dropped the play from their schedule because it takes too much time out of teaching academics.
But, Huntsman said the unnamed parents objected to Tiny Tim's famous "God Bless us, everyone" phrase in the 19th Century classic.
Tom Kramer, the principal of the school, said in a statement that the school's decision is "rooted in the desire to be respectful of the many cultural and religious backgrounds represented by the students."
"I hate to see traditions taken away in my own community,” local Constitutional attorney Randy Wenger told Fox News Radio's Todd Starnes.
Wenger also pointed out that the school, located a few miles west of Lancaster city, is in the heart of an otherwise conservative area near Amish Country.
“What does this communicate to our kids? It says that anything religious is really not appropriate in public life," he told Starnes.