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By Sheila Stone

Sacred songs are for sacred season

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

When we moved to Goldendale from Tualatin, Ore., 10 years ago we moved from a school district which still allowed the singing of religious music in the Christmas programs, and so we were very happy to see that the same held true in the high school here. A few years ago an attempt was made to change that, and we were encouraged to see the community stand up for one of those deeply held traditions that District Superintendent Mark Heid spoke of in the Oct. 31 Sentinel article about the dispute over sacred songs in our high school Christmas program.

Since Christmas is a religious holiday, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, excluding sacred music seems, at the very least, s...

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