Freedom From Religion Foundation Continues To Fight Concord Schools Over Christmas Program

The Freedom From Religion Foundation still wants a federal judge to prevent Concord High School from rehearsing or performing a live Nativity scene that is part of the school’s Christmas program this year. That's despite changes school officials made to include Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. In a document filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court, the foundation, in conjunction with the A-C-L-U and on behalf of an anonymous Concord student and his father, argued the 2015 Nativity scene will still be “business as usual.”

The Elkhart Truth reports the plaintiffs insist that the scene constitutes an illegal endorsement of religion. They asked a judge to prevent the school from rehearsing or performing the live Nativity scene. In a response, attorneys for Concord Schools explained that the 2015 version of the Christmas Spectacular is not unconstitutional, with several cultures and religions now represented.