Action Alert

Send the Wausau School Board Your Opinion!

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has encouraged the Wausau School District to ensure its Wis. music curriculum that does not make religion its primary focus.

FFRF Staff Attorney Patrick Elliott sent a letter on Oct. 10 to the school board, explaining why religious music in public schools is problematic. 

Over the last two weeks, community members have decried a decision by school administrators to include more secular music in December concerts. The school board held a special meeting on Oct. 10 where Wausau residents spoke in favor of reinstating a Christian-dominated music program.

FFRF would like for you to share your opinion on this issue with the Wausau Board of Education!

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Use your own words, if possible.

It is divisive and unconstitutional for a public school music program to have religious music as its primary focus. There are many non-Christian and non-religious families who have a right to participate in school music programming. When public school choir students practice for an entire semester for a religion-themed concert by singing mostly Christian songs, the school has abridged its constitutional duties. School concerts must have a secular and educational purpose and not act as a yearly devotional for one religion. We urge the district to provide a secular and inclusive music program.

RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE (External News Sites):
Pro-separation, pro-religious freedom groups lobby School Board
Wausau Daily Herald

School Board member: Reverse limit on religious music at holiday concerts
Wausau Daily Herald

Freedom From Religion group praises Wausau schools
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