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An elementary school in upstate New York removed "Jingle Bells" from its roster of Christmas songs all over the holiday tune's supposedly "questionable past."
The backlash was swift, with critics calling the decision as "liberalism run amok" and "cancel culture at its finest," according to WHAM-TV. An informal Twitter poll by the outlet showed 95% of respondents disagreed with the move.
Matt Tappon, principal of Council Rock Primary School in Brighton, New York, told the Rochester Beacon he decided to scrub "Jingle Bells" from the school's repertoire and instead replace it with a song that doesn't have the "potential to be controversial or offensive."
"We must admit that these things that we hold dear are things that You have always been: righteousness, freedom, liberty, love, kindness, forgiveness, love, grace, mercy, salvation," Pastor Jack Hibbs says to the Lord as part of his opening prayer before he speaks at AmericaFest2021, a Phoenix, Arizona, event sponsored by Charlie Kirk's Turning Point USA.
"Every time we see a reawakening, it's the returning to the Word of God," he explains, addressing the crowd, some of whom admittedly are not Christ-followers.
Hibbs also adds a word of warning for those pastors who have bought into the leftist lies of today's culture: "Woke pastors either need to change their biblical worldview or go look for another job. You either need to stand up or get out."
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By now, you have probably heard that the Chinese government has put the entire city of Xi'an under a very strict lockdown. Residents have literally been forbidden to leave their own homes without permission, and we are being told that this was done because COVID has been spreading in the area. But there are less than 200 confirmed cases in a city that has a population of approximately 13 million.
Locking 13 million people in their own homes for less than 200 COVID cases doesn't make any sense. Could it be possible that the main reason why millions of Chinese are being imprisoned in their own homes is being suppressed?
According to Radio Free Asia, there are actually two different outbreaks in the city of Xi'an right now:
Authorities in the northern Chinese city of Xi'an have placed the city of 13 million under lockdown, amid a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases and fears over a recent outbreak of epidemic hemorrhagic fever, local residents told RFA.
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