A federal judge has banned an Indiana high school’s live nativity performance, calling it an endorsement of religion.
Parents and students were left broken-hearted as their tradition came to an end.
For years, if you were at the Christmas Spectacular in Elkhart, Indiana, you’d likely hear “Hark the Herald Angels sing” floating through the air.
This year, a judge has ruled that it has to go.
Community member Katrina Vargas said people are too easily offended.
“If it’s offensive to you I’m sorry, but that is a part of the Christian religion,” Vargas said.
She said it seems like today when people stand up Christianity, someone is always upset.
Others, like 10th grade Parent Catherin Kitelinger agree.
“If this father and son feel offended by it, they should just not participate and not be around it,” she said.
Some of the parents said they feel bad for the students who have been rehearsing their roles for the nativity scene.
“They already put so much time into it and everything, they should still be able to do it,” Kitelinger said.
Many people have made their opinions known online, saying they cannot believe a public school is still trying to hold the religious event.
For those against the injunction, this means an upsetting last minute change for their holiday spirit.
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