Click through to watch the video for a full understanding of the idiocy at work here. Southern Illinois University has taken both christian and irreligious Christmas music off the clock-tower. Even Jingle Bells was turned off. Instead, SIU is playing very annoying non-melodic chimes until they can find some Kwanzaa, Festivus and Hanukkah music to add into the rotation.
For nearly 15 years, the Pulliam Hall clock tower on the campus of Southern Illinois University has played Christmas carols. But this year, after a few complaints, the bells have been briefly silenced while the school tries to expand its melodic tradition to include a more diverse selection of music.
The local CBS affiliate reports that SIU administrators agreed Friday to start playing “secular holiday songs” until a more “multi-cultural mix” can be put together that includes songs from other faiths.