"Silent Night" for high school carolers

Filed under: Teens, Development/Milestones: Babies, Day Care & Education

A California high school choir was recently told to stop singing Christmas songs during an ice skating show due to possibly offending Sasha Cohen, who is Jewish.

The choir was at an ice skating rink where Cohen was performing and had begun to sing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" when a city employee and a police officer approached and asked for them to stop singing.

Cohen, who won the silver medal at the 2006 Olympics, had already finished performing and was signing autographs when the incident occurred. Cohen did not make the request for the Christmas carols to be stopped.

A city employee decided on her own to ask the choir to stop, but did not discuss her plan with her supervisor. The mayor called the event "unfortunate" and issued an apology to the teens.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.