School district bans choirs from singing Christmas carols
A North Carolina school district has barred school choirs from the tradition of singing Christmas carols at an annual nativity celebration following a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
The Wisconsin-based nonprofit said it was unconstitutional for Wake County school choirs to perform at the annual Apex Christmas Nativity Celebration because of its Christian theme.
According to the website, the church-sponsored event is a three-day “celebration of the birth and ministry of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
The Wake County Public School System capitulated to the foundation by barring choirs from further participation in the celebration, The News & Observer reported Tuesday.