Parents Upset School Wants to Take Kids to see 'Charlie Brown Christmas' at Church

| by Michael Allen

Some parents are upset that Terry Elementary School in Little Rock, Arkansas, wants to take children to go see a play of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' at a local church, reports KARK-TV.

'A Charlie Brown Christmas' was a 1965 cartoon in which Charlie Brown found the true meaning of Christmas through his friend Linus, who recalls the birth of Jesus Christ.

Anne Orsi, a lawyer and member of the Arkansas Society of Free Thinkers, told KARK-TV: “The parents that we know in this situation are reluctant to speak up because they are concerned about their kids being singled out and bullied."

Orsi wrote on the Arkansas Society of Free Thinkers Facebook page that the school is “sponsoring field trips to evangelical churches. While everyone loves Charlie Brown, the religious content of the program is a problem, as is the trip to a church to see it.”

The Arkansas Society of Free Thinkers is an organization whose goals are to “promote public acceptance of nonbelievers” and “defend science education and the separation of church and state.”