Saturday, August 22, 2015

Brandon, Mississippi High School Band Told They Could Not Perform 'How Great Thou Art'

Mississippi’s Brandon High School was benched at half time because they were told they could not perform "how Great Thou Art," a song which they had practiced to perform at the game.

“The Rankin County School Board and District Office are very saddened students will not be able to perform their halftime show they have worked so hard on this summer,” the district wrote in a statement to the Clarion Ledger newspaper.

But, then this happened:
  • During halftime of Friday night’s game - a lone voice began to sing the forbidden song.
    “Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee,” the singer sang.
    Brittany Mann was there and she witnessed the entire moment of defiance.
    “We were just sitting there and then one by one people started to stand,” she told me. “At first, it started out as a hum but the sound got louder and louder.”
    She said it was a “truly incredible” moment to watch hundreds of people singing together in the stadium.
    “At that moment I was so proud of my town - coming together and taking a stand for something we believe in,” she said. “It breaks my heart to see where our country is going — getting farther and farther away from the Christian beliefs that our country was founded on.”  
Complete story at Fox News