SYLACAUGA, Ala. (AP) — A group that advocates for the separation of church and state is complaining about Christian events held in an Alabama public school system.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation says evangelical performances held earlier this month at a middle school and high school in Sylacauga violate the constitutional idea of keeping church and state apart.
Video shared by the group shows a cross in a school gymnasium and Christian music being played during a student gathering. A photo shared by a Sylacauga dance company on Facebook shows dozens of young people kneeling before a cross with their heads bowed.
Sylacauga school superintendent Todd Freeman didn’t respond Thursday to a message seeking comment.
The Freedom From Religion group is asking that such events not be allowed again in the future.
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