Darren Lyn, ABC13 (Houston), Dec. 13
ONALASKA, TXThe lyrics of a satirical
Christmas song are brewing controversy at a local school. One parent says the
words are racist. School officials in the town of Onalaska say its just
a big misunderstanding.
The song is called Leroy, the Redneck Reindeer.
There are no direct references to racism in it, but one mom says discrimination
is embedded in the lyrics. And she wants the song out of the school pageant.
The song is supposed to be performed by the third
graders at this years Christmas pageant at Onalaska Elementary School.
Parent Jennifer Scott said, I think its
ignorance, number one. Number two, its very racist.
Scott is outraged about the lyrics.
Theyre just disrespectful, and I dont
agree with the school choosing that particular song for their Christmas pageant,
Jennifer Scott and her family.
A portion of the lyrics say, Santa wrapped
his bag with a Dixie flag, he was having the time of his life.
Thats one section that has Scott upset.