Saturday, December 5, 2015

Judge Bans Indiana High's Nativity Scene in Play; Rules Scene Conveys Endorsing Christian Religion

A judge has ruled that an Indiana high school cannot portray a Nativity scene with live performers in its annual Christmas Spectacular, the Christian Headlines website reports today (December 5, 2015).

U.S. District Judge Jon DeGuilio ruled that the display "conveys a message of endorsement of religion, or that a particular religious belief is favored or preferred."

A complaint against including the nativity scene in the annual Christmas Spectacular put on by Concord Community Schools was filed with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) by a student and his father.

Superintendent of schools, John Trout, said he is disappointed in the court's ruling. He added the school district is planning to appeal the court's preliminary injunction. 

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