When one Kentucky elementary school cut Linus Van Pelt’s famous monologue from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” in which he shares the meaning of the holiday season by reading Luke 2:8-14, the administration probably wasn’t expecting the kind of response they received during Thursday’s Christmas production.
During his radio program Thursday morning, Glenn Beck suggested parents protest the school’s decision by reciting Luke 2:8-14 during the time the censored monologue is supposed to be delivered. “I would get together with parents and I would — if I knew this was coming — take the script of what Linus actually says and I would stand up as a block of parents and just stop the show and just all of us at that point, ‘Doesn’t anybody know what Christmas is all about?’ And all of the parents stand up and just start saying it, even as the play is going on,” Beck suggested.
As it turns out, parents did just that. During Thursday’s production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” parents seemed prepared at just the right moment to recite Linus’ Christmas message. In unison, the Kentucky parents started reading Luke 2:8-14.