Taking Gay Out Of Christmas

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:30am

Music teacher changes lyrics to "Deck The Halls" to "don we now our bright apparel.

A traditional Christmas carol is at the center of controversy at a Traverse City, Michigan elementary school.

The music teacher at Cherry Knoll Elementary removed the word "gay" from the song "Deck the Halls" because the children kept giggling.

Instead students were taught to sing "don we now our bright apparel".

Principal Chris Parker says he was disappointed in the music teacher's decision to change the lyrics to the song, and the students are back to singing the original version.

Parker added that this is a teachable moment for both the music teacher and students.

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