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Christmas According to the Westboro Baptist Church

Susan Kraus | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Susan Kraus

The Westboro Baptist Church expresses their beliefs through parodies of traditional carols or holiday songs. For its members, Christmas is simply one more example of pagan inspired idolatry, completely lacking in Biblical basis.

A Carol for Our Times: The Melrose Quartet Perform 'Sing John Ball' (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 01.30.2015 | Religion
Michal Shapiro

As a music journalist it may seem out of place to bring up the socio-political issues of the day. But in the music that I have recently covered at the English Folk Expo, I found this song whose words and music stir me, and drove me to think about who we are and what we stand for as a species.

Christmas Carol Demolition Squad: Revisiting a 3- and 5 Year-Old's Medley, 13 Years Later

Kevin Walsh | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Kevin Walsh

It's just six minutes of random videotape from 13 years ago as the kids decorate a Christmas tree. It's funny what passes for nothing at the time but turns into family legend.

Season of Tradition: Not Anti-Semitism

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Micah D. Halpern

Dumbstruck. Flummoxed. I cannot believe what I have just read. I just read the lyrics of the Romania Christmas Carol performed by a folk ensemble named Dor Transilvan on Romania public television.

In Support of Art as Alternate Non-Violent Means of Expression

Kimann Schultz | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Kimann Schultz

I must confess: when I heard about the most recent Colorado school shooting, I was struck with the realization that no longer was I shocked and dumbstruck with the news. Oh my God, am I getting used to it?

New Jersey Cracks Down On Religion In Schools With New Ban

Star-Ledger | Jeff Goldman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion

BORDENTOWN, N.J. (RNS) Students won’t be allowed to sing religious holiday songs at winter concerts in a south-central New Jersey school district. ...