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Christmas Music Ban? | O’Reilly Factor Video

For religious reasons, Christmas, Halloween take a hit in schools | Deseret News

New Jersey school bans religious Christmas music | Todd Starnes at Fox News

War On Christmas? N.J. School District Bans Religious Songs During Winter Concerts | The Blaze

Ban on religious songs is fair for all | Daily Targum

    Daily Targum: Among the people that the school district apparently [expletive] off is Alliance Defending Freedom, which describes itself as a “legal ministry” — the only one of its kind in the country. The ADF wrote a letter to the school district alleging that their ban is unconstitutional and a violation of First Amendment rights. The letter continued to cite the right of students to have Christmas songs in schools. The ADF’s press release is headlined “NJ school district bans religious Christmas carols.” This intentional omission of the ban on other religion’s religious songs and the excessive attention on the celebration of Christmas rather than on all holidays reflects the problem that the Bordentown Regional School District is right in trying to resolve.

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To Sing or Not to Sing in Church, That is the Question for the Gilroy High School Choir | Caffeinated Thoughts

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N.J. School District Banning Christmas Carols at Elementary Schools Put on Notice by Religious Freedom Advocacy Group | Christian Post

NJ School District Wages War on Christmas, Bans Carols | FreeMuse

At-risk youth, taxpayers gouged in effort to exclude religious contractor | Alliance Defending Freedom

Texas School District Appeals Bible Banner Ruling

‘Folding of hands at prayer in schools not mandatory’

New Jersey school district bans religious songs at winter concerts | Washington Post

NJ School District Wages War on Christmas, Bans Carols | Charisma

NJ school district bans religious Christmas carols | Alliance Defending Freedom

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Legal group asks California school to allow choir in churches | One News Now

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Separation of Church and Choir for Gilroy High School | KION 46 (CBS)

ADF applauds Wisconsin school district that ran from ‘Silent Night,’ reversed course | One News Now

Graduate Students Scheduled to Attend UN Training Session

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ACLU’s Opposition To Pre-game Prayer Shows It Is No “Champion” Of Students’ Rights | Matt Sharp

Calif. school district: choirs can’t perform at best acoustic venues if they’re churches | Alliance Defending Freedom

Disestablishing Our Secular Schools | Charles Glenn at First Things

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Ohio college stops confining speech to 1% of campus | Alliance Defending Freedom

David Cortman on Religious Liberty Updates | Research on Religion

Is same-sex marriage battle behind attack on Hawaiian churches? | World Magazine

Yale holds 1st annual pro-life conference, ‘Vita et Veritas’ on campus

Court refuses to question students’ constitutional rights | One News Now

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Freedom of speech | Brainerd Dispatch

    Brainerd Dispatch: Alan Sears, president of Alliance Defending Freedom said, “The level of hostility to Christianity on many of America’s tax-supported campuses — the ones you are paying for where seven out of 10 students attend — has reached a crisis point. He also told about his own family’s brush with anti-Christian hostility on campus when one of his daughters chose to attend a state university. “While our daughter quietly stood with other women who were standing for marriage as the unon of one man and one woman — she saw the vicious response almost immediately. She heard not only name calling from passing students, but also witnessed a physical attack, as some threw wooden stakes at her Christian sister.” . . . For more information on discrimination against Christian beliefs, go online to AllianceDefendingFreedom.org.

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Hawaii Atheists Lei It on the Line in Lawsuit | FRC Washington Update

    FRC Washington Update: During the debate in the Hawaii legislature, some of these same churches have been outspoken proponents of marriage. Could it be that they’ve been targeted for exercising those rights from the pulpit? Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) Erik Stanley, who’s helping to defend the congregations, is stunned that the atheists would attack such a primary source of Oahu’s public service and charity. “Churches who serve the neediest in their communities should be welcomed, not driven out by false accusations. The claims in the lawsuits are false and are driven by an atheistic agenda that is hostile to churches. The undeniable fact is that these churches were at all times truthful, and they have paid all the required rent to the schools. These churches have not only faithfully paid all of their rent, they’ve sacrificially given much more in service and funding to the schools and communities they love.”

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NYC proliferation of school holidays raises debate

Public Outcry Restores Censored Christmas Carols | Charisma News

Exclusive: Mexican archbishop defends school that refused admission to child with ‘two fathers’

Court refuses to question students’ constitutional rights | One News Now

Come Out and Celebrate? At Notre Dame | Michael Bradley at Public Discourse

Scotland: School allows boy to dress as a girl – against mum’s wishes

500 employees oppose end of abortion coverage at California Jesuit college

Christmas Victory for Wis. High School Choir | CBN

Court approval remains behind student prayers | One News Now

9th Circuit Considers Calif. School’s May 5 U.S. Flag Ban

School Choir’s Right to Sing Christmas Carols Restored in Wisconsin | Christian Post

Wisconsin school district regains its Christmas spirit | World Magazine

High School Music Director’s Battle Over His District’s Crackdown On Religious-themed Music Takes A Turn | The Blaze

Faith and (Dorm) Life | Gerard Bradley at Public Discourse

Louisiana Education Voucher Program Brings Greater Integration

Public Outcry Restores Christmas Carols at Holiday Concerts | Gateway Pundit

The Deafening Sound of Silence | Jeremy Tedesco at Speak Up Movement

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School Choir’s Right to Sing Christmas Carols Restored in Wisconsin | Christian Post

Conservative student paper wins final legal battle with college | World Magazine

Under pressure school district restores censored Christmas carols

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