This came after a student and his father filed suit against the school saying the live nativity was an endorsement of religion
ELKHART, Ind. — Concord High School in northern Indiana used mannequins instead of student actors after a federal judge banned a live Nativity scene that has been performed for decades.
There was cheering at Concord High School on Saturday when the curtain rose revealing a static Nativity scene during the show. The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the district on behalf of a Concord High School student and his father, arguing that a Nativity scene conveyed an endorsement of religion.
U.S. District Judge Jon DeGuilio issued a preliminary injunction to stop this year’s live scene, ruling that “the living Nativity scene impermissibly conveys an endorsement of religion and thus runs afoul of the Establishment Clause.”
School officials say the injunction only applied to a live scene and that they complied with the judge’s order.
Concord Community Schools Superintendent said in a statement. “For 2015, the court ordered that the School not present a live Nativity scene. That is, live performers cannot perform the Nativity scene in this year’s Spectacular, and Concord Schools will comply with that order.”
There is an update today-
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is now going after the school for using mannequins (OMG) in the Nativity scene, saying that is also a violation of the Establishment Clause.
Watch the video report from WSBTV. The people in the community, the students and the school want the Nativity scene to remain, but the anti-Christian left won't give up