- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A school choir has pulled out of a planned performance next month at the Western Freedom Festival in Cedar City.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1OYNR8w) that Iron County School District administrators backed out of the scheduled performance Friday after some parents complained the festival was political.

The fifth-graders were scheduled to sing a program of patriotic songs at the Oct. 23 event.

Steve Burton, the district’s director of elementary education, says the district does not participate in events with a “political agenda.”

Iron County Commissioner David Miller, who organized the festival with other commissioners from other counties, objected to that description.

Miller says the festival is about celebrating the values and heritage of the West.

The event includes presentations on federalism and the impacts of constitutional limits.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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