Coney Island Principal Bans Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless The USA”

I’m not sure if you can blame this one on liberalism: the principal in question is a Jehovah’s Witness, and their religion doesn’t allow them to stand and salute any flag. I’d still bet that she is an Obama voter. She’s had issues with race baiting previously

(NY Post) A controversial Coney Island principal has pulled the plug on patriotism.

Her refusal to let students sing “God Bless the USA” at their graduation has sparked fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants.

Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, won’t allow kindergartners to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony.

When Hawkins walked in on rehersal, she shut it down, telling them to drop the song. Why?

“We don’t want to offend other cultures,” they quoted her as explaining.

The school, which features immigrants from Pakistan, Mexico, and Ecuador, among others, has used the song in previous years, with no problems. The parents love it.

Department of Education spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti gave The Post an explanation staffers said they never heard – that Hawkins found the lyrics “too grown up” for 5-year-olds.

Uh huh.

But Justin Bieber’s flirty song about teen romance, “Baby,” was deemed a fine selection for the show. Hawkins had no problem with 5-year-olds singing lines such as, “Are we an item? Girl, quit playing.”

The school says the Pledge of Allegiance and sings America the Beautiful each morning. Why, yes, Hawkins has tried to shut those down, too. Liberalism or being a Jehovah’s Witness, some people seem to always ruin things for others because they are “offended.”

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