War on Christmas: 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' at the Center of an Elementary School Controversy
Good grief! Charlie Brown is in the middle of a contentious religious fight. A group of parents are fighting an Arkansas elementary school over a field trip to see a stage production of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ at a church. Fox News religion contributor Father Jonathan Morris weighed in on the controversy today on Fox and Friends.
Father Morris asked, “Who would be afraid of their children going to watch a classic Charlie Brown story like this?”
He said, “The fact that we have the right to free speech for all means that there’s going to be also an opportunity and a probability that there will also be people who will do stupid, ignorant and totally out of line things like protesting the fact that Charlie Brown is going to be presented, and his Christmas story presented to kids.”
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The school released a statement which read, “A letter was sent home … so parents who took exception and wished to have their children remain at school could do so … [The district] does not promote or encourage students to support any religious affiliation.”
Freedom of religion promotes diversity of all faiths, explained Father Morris. What we shouldn't do, he said, is to say that people of any faith do not have the right to express their religious beliefs.
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