The tale of Jesus’ birth won’t be told the way it has at Concord Community Schools‘ Christmas Spectacular anymore.
Court documents from a federal lawsuit the school continues to deal with state that the school will pull the plug on the live Nativity scenes, according to the Elkhart Truth.
The district offered the plaintiffs, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a settlement where it promised to not show the scenes with student actors any longer. The foundation rejected the idea, but the school is going ahead with the change anyway.
However, the Nativity scenes will still live on. The school says the Christmas Spectacular will go on with “a fashion largely similar” to the 2015 show.
Last year’s program was adjusted to use mannequins to depict the Nativity scene, instead of live performers. This after a lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Concord High School student, his father, and some other parents who charged that the high school’s annual Christmas Spectacular endorses Christianity. They claimed the show violates the U.S. Constitution.