Elementary School Cancels ‘A Christmas Carol’ Because Tiny Tim Mentions God

Hempfield School District officials bucked a 40-year tradition at Centerville Elementary School in Pennsylvania and canceled its production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol because two parents reportedly complained about Tiny Tim’s memorable line, “God bless us, everyone.” But that wasn’t the official reason given by the district; they blamed it on the play’s distraction from academics.

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