Goshen College Looking for National Anthem Alternative

Goshen College will no longer play the National Anthem before sporting events after a year of doing so.

A small Indiana college that began playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the first time at sporting events last year, upsetting some who believe the song with its images of war and the military undermines the school’s pacifist message, plans to review next month whether to continue the practice.

That article doesn’t explain why, but this one seemed to answer that question:

A small Indiana college that began playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the first time at sporting events last year, upsetting some who believe the song with its images of war and the military undermines the school’s pacifist message, plans to review next month whether to continue the practice.

I’m unfamiliar with the college, so I had to look it up on Wikipedia, turn out it’s affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA.

I’m also unfamiliar with the Mennonite Church USA, so I had to look them up as well.

The school posted something about this decision on their website.

In case you are wondering, their school color is purple and their mascot is a maple leaf.

I’m trying to figure out how Fox News is going to react to this one.  I think they put patriotism over Christianity, so I’m betting they beat up on the college.

 

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