The sound of one atheist clapping

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By Robert Knight - - Sunday, November 30, 2014

It’s not enough for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to use its legal clout to halt graduation invocations or prayers before high school football games.

In Florida, the ACLU insists that even a secular school concert in a building that is used for religious services is beyond the pale. As is often the case, a single “atheist” parent complained, and that was enough for the ACLU to threaten legal action over the possibility of attendees catching religion “cooties.”

f course, the ACLU did not phrase it as such, nor did they liken the church to a leper colony. But they got their way — sort of.

Rather than fight the legal assault, officials at Barron Collier High School near Naples, Fla., at first called off their fifth annual fall concert at Moorings Presbyterian Church. As outraged students who had practiced for weeks for the event objected, school officials fashioned a deal. They would move the fall concert to another district high school and then have a second concert at the church in December.

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