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An atheist “grinch” organization has bullied an Oklahoma school district into telling third grade children they cannot participate in a live Nativity scene during their school’s annual Christmas production.

Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the Edmond Public School superintendent after Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus were dropped from Chisholm Elementary School’s concert after school officials received a threatening letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The FFRF’s claims that the school’s live Nativity would violate the U.S. Constitution were false and simply made to frighten the school district into compliance. Liberty Counsel is offering pro bono defense if the school chooses to resume a live Nativity in the school Christmas program.

Author: Liberty Counsel