Officials at Stall Brook Elementary School in Bellingham, Massachusetts, recently caused an uproar when they removed the word ‘God’ from the Lee Greenwood song, 'God Bless the U.S.A.'
After parents complained of the 'God' removal, the school then took out the entire song from a school assembly concert.
The school told Fox News this was dome to ”maintain the focus on the original objective of sharing students’ knowledge of the U.S. States, and because of logistics, will not include any songs.”
In response, singer Lee Greenwood released a statement to Fox News: “The most important word in the whole piece of music is the word God, which is also in the title ‘God Bless The USA,” Greenwood said. “Maybe the school should have asked the parents their thoughts before changing the lyrics to the song. They could have even asked the writer of the song, which I of course, would have said you can’t change the lyrics at all or any part of the song.”
Greenwood claimed that the song is played at every naturalization ceremony behind the national anthem.