"I'm mad as heck (for my brothers and sisters of JSD), and I won't
take it anymore..."
Yeah, ain't it great! There's still a place where a few people care
about the content of plays, movies, books, etc. All the more reason to support
states' rights so that "Only in Utah" remains a statement to be
proud of. :-)
What about these poor children who have practiced this musical version for the
past several months? What will be done to reprogram-deprogram them? We must do
something to help these poor unfortunate children before it's too late.
Only in Utah. There remains a place where reality can be suspended in favour of
those most easily and willingly offended, and no one is allowed the dignity of
adulthood to themselves. All the more reason to support the federal government,
so something like 'only in utah' need not be forced on anyone
The Eagle Forum is robbing this state of its dignity. If people
chose to be offended by a song in a play it is their problem. But instead of
choosing to not see it, why not force your narrow view upon everyone else?
I love living here, kinda like the 19th century...maybe a little stuffier
Our local high school performed "All Shook Up" last year. The male lead
was a member of my ward. I was uncomfortable with some the lines, songs and
actions which he performed. I expect he was as well. As far as I know
there no community objections. Had I known more of the content, I probably
would not have gone to see it.This is not censorship. It's
upholding the standards of the LDS Church. I would expect that to occur in any
community where there are people with principles who are concerned about the
quality of entertainment provided by and for their children.
Hutterite,easily offendedyou mean like the gays and lame
stream media who were ready to crucify the Pope and the owner of Chik-Fil_A
because they had the audacity to speak out in support of traditional
families?In the other thread, "Truth" said the lyrics to
Elvis's songs were changed to reflect homosexual attraction. (Truth, I hope
that accurately reflects what you said)If this is the case, can we
expect the same condemnation from the gay community?
Lost in DC,Your attempt to define traditional family values for
everyone, like the examples you cite, is offensive to many of us because it
pretends in a make- believe world where every child lives with a loving mother
and father. Well I would like my children to understand the world the way it
really is. And this world includes sex and sexual attraction, art, songs, drama,
vulgarities and beauties. So yes, many of us are offended by others
who would like to dictate our values. You are free to shut your eyes, plug your
ears, even turn off the TV. But please let me view a sexy drama if I want to.
Just because a musical drama is available to high school drama teachers
doesn't make it right for high school students. Even though students will
inevitably confront vulgarities in their lives, that shouldn't mean they
must include them in the school's classrooms and on the stage. It's
When I was a student in southern California in the 1970s, I took drama. I
finally had to quit as the scripts and plays produced used foul language. It was
hard for me, but what could I do? Thee was no way that I could have gotten out
of some of the things I was expected to say and listen to. Where were my rights
to not have to listen to and perform objectionable material? I shutter to think
about what one can find in many modern plays. It isn't right to make a
student chose between their personal values and the arts. As there are so many
plays and musicals out there that don't have problems with songs and words
that are objectionable, I believe we should just chose plays that don't
have the concerns mentioned in this article.
EDM,please show in my comment where I tried to define traditional family
values. you cannot because I did not.You are the PERFECT example of
the over-sensitive on the left who are now screaming at the top of their lungs
because the right complained about something that they found offensive.typical of the left, they can complain about anything they want, but the right
had better keep their mouths shut or they are engaging in censorship or are
trying to tell others how to live.
@ lledwards38LDS values don't need to be upheld, it's a
public school. Again, if you choose not to support it that is your choice but
please don't force your views upon everyone else.@ Laura AnnYou practiced your rights to not hear and perform the objectionable
material by quitting. Unless you are running the show you don't have a say
in what is going to be performed, only whether or not you participate. Also
just because you find something objectionable does not mean anybody else does.
Let the right wing object and cite community standards. Let the left wing do
the same. It's great dialogue towards social growth. Students, our future
leaders, are having discussions about values and tolerance. Things usually work
out for the right over time. Meaningful, progressive social change is slow.
"All Shook Up" was said to fall short of community standards. I wonder
how that was determined. Did they consult ratings for television programs like
"Glee" and proceed from there?
What wa objectionable?I think the district would have had no right
to a refund even if they hadnt allowed the change in the play.
@lost in DCWhen "support of traditional" families means only
"families like mine" then you, the pope and chickfilly are promoting
bigotry and hatred. You may like to pat your self on the back for being such a
traditionalist but the reality is (and its true in your church as well) there is
no such thing as a traditional family any more. Gays and Lame Stream Media
people can and do have families and provide a loving safe environment for their
children. By the way, what is the lyric that is so objectionable?
Lost in DC, In your last reply to me, the last sentence said it
better than I could have said it myself. Thank you.
sneaky Jimmy,where did I say ANYTHING against gays? Show me. You cannot
because I did not.EDM,thanks for admitting your error.