A local Catholic high school is under fire for scheduling a spring production of the musical “Cabaret.” Critics say the play promotes abortion, extramarital sex and other behavior that conflicts with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Parents have developed an online petition which says students will be performing acts of “indecency, immodesty, immorality, and homosexual behavior on stage.” School officials say their production is “a cautionary tale about the dangers of immorality” and tackles these controversial subjects “in good taste.”
Parents sacrifice to send their children to Christian schools for more than just academic excellence. They also seek to safe guard the hearts and minds of their children from the secular seduction of public education. For a Catholic school to saturate students’ minds with the sensual, sexual and seductive content found in Cabaret is to undermine the moral values of parents and the purposes of Christian education. Christian schools should be helping parents in their pursuit of raising a godly generation. Cabaret has nothing good to teach teenagers, whose hormones are already causing conflicting emotional and moral decisions.
I’m not Catholic, but I quickly looked up and signed the parent’s online petition for Catholic leadership to take redemptive action. How about you?