School dis­trict bans choirs from singing Christ­mas carols

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

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.

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