(Todd Starnes) – A Louisiana school district will not allow grade schoolers to attend a Christmas play that mentions Jesus during school hours because it might violate a federal court order barring the district from promoting religion at school. For the past several years the Minden Junior Service League has performed a free Christmas production during school hours at the local high school. This year’s half-hour production featured a “Toy Story” theme along with a brief reference to the Baby Jesus.

“Several in attendance felt that it was necessary to report us for the mention of the reason for the season – Jesus,” a Junior Service League spokesperson said in a powerful and emotional Facebook video. After the first performance, the Webster Parish School District reached out to the service organization and urged them to remove the reference to Jesus. READ MORE