Thursday, September 24, 2009

More on the creepy "Worship Obama" kid video

An important update about the creepy video we posted yesterday. The Burlington Township School District, to which B. Bernice Youngs Elementary School belongs, posted the following Letter to Parents this morning.
Dear Burlington Township Families:

Today we became aware of a video that was placed on the internet which has been reported in the media. The video is of a class of students singing a song about President Obama. The activity took place during Black History Month in 2009, which is recognized each February to honor the contributions of African Americans to our country. Our curriculum studies, honors and recognizes those who serve our country. The recording and distribution of the class activity were unauthorized.

If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me or Dr. King, Principal of B. Bernice Young School, directly.

Dr. Christopher M. Manno,
Superintendent of Schools
So, a public school had an official lesson using impressionable children to praise Barack Obama. The song they used even co-opted lyrics from "Jesus Loves the Little Children" with Obama's name inserted in place of God.

Notice the recording and distribution of the class activity were unauthorized line; Translation:"You people weren't supposed to find out about this."

Another score for the public school system.


Keith said...

An earie parallel to:

I suppose worrying about such things must make us r****t?

Keith said...

Damn, here's another cult of personality:

Hat tip to Zundfolge commenting on John Lott's site


Sigivald said...

I suspect that bit about "not authorized" is, given that this letter is to the families of the district rather than a press release as such, is because some parents get really pissed off when videos of their kids get distributed.

I'm sure they're also horribly embarrassed that anyone saw this, and would prefer that it had been kept completely quiet, but the "taping and distributing was not authorized" thing reads to me as boilerplate for "no, we didn't give someone permission to put tape of your kids doing anything at all on the internet".

Firehand said...

I'm sure it's a combination. You have the parents pissed that their kids wound up on nationwide video without permission; you have the Obamite parents who like it but are upset people actually, y'know, found out about it; and you ahve the parents who're pissed their kids were roped into this crap.

And combinations of the above.