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THURSDAY, DEC 6, 2012  |  6 comments
'Merry Christmas Charlie Brown' Performance Canceled Following Atheist Complaints

A church in Little Rock, Ark., canceled one performance of "Merry Christmas Charlie Brown" after an atheist organization complained and said students should not be exposed to a show with Christian themes as part of a school field trip.

Happy Caldwell, pastor of Agape Church, issued a statement on the church's website on Wednesday, stating that while he believes the school was within its constitutional rights to bring students to the production, the church has nevertheless decided to cancel a Friday showing for students.

The controversy began when a parent became upset at the school's offer to take students to the church to watch the play, which is based on the "A Charlie Brown Christmas" cartoon and contains some Christian themes. Although the field trip was optional, the woman planned to allow her daughter to attend the production out of fear she would be singled-out by her classmates. The ...


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San Jose John | San Jose, CA  Find all comments by San Jose John
Angela Wittman wrote:
Yes! By all means remove your children from the public schools... The local district will lose state aid for each child removed and you will have more parental control over what your child is exposed to on a daily basis.
Yes. Break, or at least help to break this terrible government-citizen co-dependency cycle so people will be more responsible and government won't have to be so awful huge to accommodate the people's increasing lack thereof.
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Mr. B | Long beach new York  Find all comments by Mr. B
Unbelievable. Charlie brown is "offensive" and promotes Christianity but glee promotes immorality and that's ok. Woe to those who call evil good and good evil. It's sickening to see how much our country has changed . I better be careful I might be labeled " a hater" . You know what? So be it. I'm not ashamed of Jesus
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News Item12/6/12 10:09 AM
Angela Wittman | SW IL  Find all comments by Angela Wittman
Yes! By all means remove your children from the public schools... The local district will lose state aid for each child removed and you will have more parental control over what your child is exposed to on a daily basis.
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News Item12/6/12 8:34 AM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
The poster formerly known as Russ wrote:
What if they were taking the kids to the Mormon temple or the local Kingdom Hall of JW's. to see a play. I think I would want to know more about where my kid was going and what they believed. It seems to me that we could avoid all these problems and just homeschool our children, it's high time we as Christians abandoned this state run propaganda system that we call public education.
Either homeschool the children or else send them to a private church school. Either way is more appropriate then sending children to public schools. When I get married and have children I plan on homeschooling them. When I get a farm in Eastern Colorado I will build a one room schoolhouse and my wife will educate them in that one room schoolhouse. The school year will begin after Labor Day and end around the end of March. 6 months of school and 6 months off for my children.
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News Item12/6/12 7:42 AM
The poster formerly known as Russ | Texas  Find all comments by The poster formerly known as Russ
Rev James,
What if they were taking the kids to the Mormon temple or the local Kingdom Hall of JW's. to see a play. I think I would want to know more about where my kid was going and what they believed. It seems to me that we could avoid all these problems and just homeschool our children, it's high time we as Christians abandoned this state run propaganda system that we call public education.
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News Item12/6/12 7:31 AM
The Rev. E. James Gunn | Cape Cod, Massachusetts  Contact via emailFind all comments by The Rev. E. James Gunn
I strongly believe the performance should have been held. It is long past time that we, as Christians, should stand up against those of no faith who are attacking our rights. We also need to stand against this phony conception of the "separation of church and state."
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