Indiana College Bans National Anthem—All in the Name of ‘Diversity’ and ‘Peace’

Uh, yeah.  Diversity and Peace.  That’s the ticket… 

What a bunch of freakin’ 16th Century Mennonite hippies.

Problem is, no matter how much of a pacifist you may wish to be, evil will always be at war with you.

Do you know what really gets my goat concerning the Mennonites?  They opt out of military service, claiming freedom of religious beliefs and all, yet it is the military which protects their freedoms.  Stupid, ungrateful hypocrites.  That’s what I think of Mennonites.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov’d homes and the war’s desolation;
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

‘Diversity’ and ‘Peace’ Lead Indiana College to Ban National Anthem

June 7, 2011 by Jonathon M. Seidl – The Blaze

Goshen College in northern Indiana is a small private school founded on the traditions of the Mennonite Church USA. That’s important because it means the school is pacifist. That’s also important because it helps explain why the school has just bannedthe National Anthem.

“The Goshen College Board of Directors announced today that it has asked President James E. Brenneman to find an alternative to playing the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ that fits with sports tradition, that honors country and that resonates with Goshen College’s core values and respects the views of diverse constituencies,” the college said in an announcement on its website.

“I am convinced that Goshen College is on a challenging and rewarding journey toward becoming a more diverse institution that serves an increasingly diverse community,” Brenneman added. “I am hopeful that this resolution will help Goshen College move forward together, and focus on finding new ways to welcome students from our local and regional community.”

“Goshen College has been and remains a ministry of Mennonite Church USA with an enduring peace tradition,” Carlos Romero, executive director of the Mennonite Education Agency and an ex-officio member of the Board, said. “The Board’s decision reflects a belief that faith and honoring country can co-exist without disturbing higher allegiances to God and that Goshen College will become increasingly diverse and will welcome diverse viewpoints.”

According to the release, the school has not played the National Anthem before sporting events since 1957. However, it was never officially banned. In fact, last year the school did allow for some renditions of the song to be played at certain times. But now, that’s been halted.

Reports say some at the school were upset that the song contains references to war and military might.

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4 Comments on “Indiana College Bans National Anthem—All in the Name of ‘Diversity’ and ‘Peace’”

  1. tgusa Says:

    These people use the rest of us as cover. They exercise their rights and they believe the rest of us have to sacrifice for them. They are parasites. They won’t fight to keep their rights and that means they pass on that responsibility to other families. These people are to opposite side of the coin of those who want to kill to destroy our rights, one of those rights the freedom to practice your religion. The question is, do those who refuse to fight for their American rights deserve those rights at all? Banning the National Anthem is a rejection of our country, our way of life, past present and future and I am sick of covering for these people.

  2. teach5 Says:

    The sentence, “Reports say some at the school were upset that the song contains references to war and military might” is hilarious! Perhaps anyone teaching history at Goshen needs to teach students that the United States exists because of war and military might.People who believe that peace is the most important priority need to remember that the USSR was at peace for over 70 years, but its citizens had no freedom. Freedom tops peace every time!


  3. What makes me ill is the constant twisting of scripture to suit personal agenda. Clearly this group skipped over Mark 13:7-8 or how about 1 Samuel 15:3 or Eccelsiastes 3:8. Furthermore, it was under peaceful attempts at obtaining POWs from which Key composed the anthem so their argument of it being soley about war is a textbook example of preztel doctrine.

  4. organizim Says:

    Hey let them, they have not played the anthem since 1957 this is not a big deal. One small school in Indiana , every other school will still play it before their sporting events and functions.


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