Topic - J. Matthew Sharp

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    School ban on religious carols draws challenge

    Silent night, indeed. A New Jersey school district is facing pressure this week to reverse a new edict that bans religious songs and carols from being used in upcoming holiday concerts.

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  • "Our culture is infused with religion," he said. "Even though the songs have a religious origin, that doesn't mean they should be banned in school."

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  • "Schools are going overboard by banning Christmas songs and carols," Mr. Sharp said in the letter to school district officials. "... Nothing in the Constitution requires this to be banned. It is an overreaction from schools to think that these things are not allowed."

    School ban on religious carols draws challenge →

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