Georgia school will no longer hold chorus concert at a church (February 14, 2019)

Future events in the Dalton Public Schools will be relocated from a nearby church after a district parent reported their child was forced to perform at the nearby First Baptist Church of Dalton.

Brookwood Elementary School held a chorus concert at the church, where students performed under a giant Latin cross. FFRF Legal Fellow Chris Line wrote to the district’s attorney, alerting them to the unconstitutional nature of holding public school events at a religious venue.

The district’s attorney responded to FFRF’s concern, assuring that, whenever possible, future events will be moved to other locations.

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