Keep Carols in SA Schools - Survey

August 29, 2017

Australian Conservatives MLC Dennis Hood says South Australian families want to keep traditions such as Christmas Carols in schools showing how out of touch the Labor Party is with the people.

"The South Australian education department released a new policy regarding ‘religious’ activities in public schools which implied that schools must not promote such ‘faith statements’ like those found in Carols,” Mr Hood said.

"SAASSO, the parent body governing councils and public education decided to test what people really thought about the issue and, in a survey, asked a straight forward question, ‘Should Christmas Carols Be Banned in SA Public Schools?’ – the overwhelming response was that more than 98% of people did not want to see Christmas Carols banned. In fact only 19 of the 1179 people surveyed voted for an end to Carols."

"As the written comments showed, a person does not have to be of the Christian faith to understand that these songs are part of our heritage and our tradition and that the messages they contain are positive and offer hope and a message of love"

"In fact many of those who responded to the survey were highly critical of the government and education department for trying to enforce yet more political correctness on the rest of society."

Image: from the Institute of Public Affairs' FreedomWatch, where they exposed a similar anti-carols push in Victoria in 2015.

 

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