The real American Taliban [Darleen Click]
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
A threatened lawsuit had put a halt to what’s become a Christmas tradition for members of the Moanalua High School orchestra.
For the past six years, the award-winning group and volunteers from the New Hope Church have raised more than $200,000 for a charity that treats poor people in Africa.
But that all came to a halt on Monday when the Department of Education decided to cancel the concert just four days before the event.
In a letter to the Department of Education, Mitch Kahle, founder of the Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church, took issue with the involvement of New Hope Church, which handles ticket sales and sells those tickets at its services.
“The issue here is an entanglement between a public school and a Christian church,” said Kahle.
“And one of the things about the constitution is that it prohibits the involvement of public schools and churches.”
Concert volunteer Chad Brownstein said that this year’s event has sold more than 600 tickets and would have generated about $30,000 in sales and donations.
So what, Brownstein, you have no right to feel your pitiful efforts at individual charity are worth anything. Kahle has the right of it, with his protecting the public from obvious bitter clingers like you.
Now please excuse Kahle and his virtuous Citizens, they have a some Buddhist statues to blow up and some Nativity scenes to kick over.
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