WOODBRIDGE, Va. - The marching band at Hylton High School in Woodbridge is going to have learn a different song.
The Washington Post says the band had added "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," by the Charlie Daniels Band to its play list for an upcoming guest appearance at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.
One letter, however, from a parent whose children are home-schooled, was sent to a local newspaper complaining that the song about the devil shouldn't be played at school events because of separation of church and state.
The letter worked because the band's director has decided not to use it.
I'm kidding. If prissy Christians followed the words of Jesus closely they'd realize that he talked about the ol' Devil quite a bit.
Apparently some Christians have picked up the bad habits of atheists, but the farcical nit picking about supposed discrimination and victimizations that the ACLU has made the "separation of church and state" into is not what it was about, not in the least. It's ashame to see a principle perverted into squabbling. I suppose that Christians can say that atheists started it but that only validates the petty nonsense that has been typical to American atheists.