The nation’s largest secular legal organization is now pressuring a Georgia public school district to force a high school band director to change the theme of the band’s performances because they have a biblical theme. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based group that advocates for a strict separation of church and state, sent a letter last week to Houston County Schools’ legal counsel William

Jerles to voice disapproval with the Christian theme of this year’s performance from the Perry High School marching band. The Nov. 15 letter from FFRF legal fellow Christopher Line explains that the theme of the high school’s 2017 band performance is “Paradise Lost: The Story of Adam and Eve.” The organization, which received a tip from a local complainant, claims that passages from the Bible are read aloud as part of the performance. READ MORE