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Brits Suffer Worst Politically-Correct Christmas Carols + 12 God Awful Modern Carols

December 25, 2008

The bowdlerised song, which replaces “Joy to the world, the Lord is come, Let earth receive her King” with the lines “Joy to the world, for peace shall come, Let this be our refrain” came out top of a poll hosted by Ship of Fools, the religious humour website.

Other Christmas favourites altered for the politically-correct age include O Come All Ye Faithful, with some congregations told to sing “O come in adoration” instead of “O come let us adore him”, which is apparently considered too gender specific.

By Matthew Moore
Telegraph (London)

Hark the Herald Angels Sing has also been updated, with the line “Glory to the Christ child, bring” deemed more inclusive than “Glory to the newborn king”.

The website’s Steve Goddard said they were inspired to start the poll after dozens of readers complained that their local churches had made clumsy alterations to songbooks.

“We’ve all noticed the “new” words, grimaced, tried to remember what the original lines were, shaken our heads in bemusement, and politely carried on singing,” he said.

“Theologically-modified carols will ring out everywhere this year. Innocents like king, man, son, virgin and Lord have been slaughtered to make carols more modern and inclusive. In some cases, entire verses have been rewritten.”

Cyndi Lauper at San Francisco Pride 2008
Cyndi Lauper

He added: “How long will it be before we have to sing ‘Oh Vertically Challenged Town of Bethlehem’ because ‘little’ is perceived to be politically incorrect?”

The Rev Richard Mulcahy, from the Church in Wales, in Newport, South Wales, said that churchgoers were right to stick to traditional lyrics at Christmas.

“The tongue-twisting and general drop in volume from using the new words is just not worth it,” he said.

“So even if we use modernised words for hymns at other times of the year, when it comes to carols we have to throw out the changes.”

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Scrooge

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Christmas songs can reconnect us to our childhood sense of wonder, or drive us right up the freakin’ chimney. For the 12 days of Christmas, we’ve made our lists of the naughtiest and nicest non-novelty rock-era ditties. You check ’em twice.

Madonna had been around the block far too many times to get away with playing the infuriating Betty Boop-ish ingenue. When Eartha Kitt made a case for being a good, deserving girl — “think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed” — it was mildly amusing. When Madonna trotted out the line, it was just another reason for Sean Penn to start throwing ornaments.


Bruce “The Boss”

Read more:
http://www.spinner.com/2007/12/07/12-worst-christmas-songs-no-12/

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Obama “Invocation”: Who Needs God? He’s ‘The One’…

December 18, 2008

Barack Obama is in trouble with gays for asking anti-same-sex-marriage Pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at the inauguration.

But many in the media have dubbed Barack Obama “The One” so who needs God anyway?

Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren participates in a panel ... 
Rick Warren: Job with no purpose.  The One has already agreed to arrive….by limo….

Barack Obama has been asked to “invoke” or call down God upon His January inauguration in an invokation.  But the media believes Mr. Obama is The One so who needs the God? 

The Boss will be there  But the real thing is The One.

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Above: The Boss

Don’e get mad at Reverend Warren: he has succeeded already in invoking The Master: we believe The One will be there….

Barack Obama
Above: The One?

 The One Calls Down God to Washington

By Roxanne Roberts
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 18, 2008; Page C01

Forget the millions on Metro, and the bus caravans inching in from beyond the Beltway. Barack Obama‘s inauguration is destined to create the greatest red-carpet gridlock in the history of the Federal City.
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Oprah at the Kennedy Center. Yo-Yo Ma at the swearing-in. Sting at the Harman Center.

Consider all the stars circling The One: Aretha Franklin, Spike Lee, Melissa Etheridge, Lou Gossett Jr., Ashley Judd, Dick Gregory, LL Cool J and T.I., for starters. And the rumor mill is loudly buzzing that Bruce Springsteen (and his new album), Kanye West and Will.I.Am just might drop by.

(Baloncici)Read the rest:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/17/AR2008121703827.html

Supporters say that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is misunderstood.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Said “God damn America”
during church sermon. Probably not right for an
inauguration….Obama was a member of  Wright’s
church and contributed money for some 20 years….

Related:
Obama Picked Pastor Rick Warren Why? Not The “Wright” Choice for Obama….