Remember the story from the 26th about a few atheists freaking out over schoolkids being brought to a church to watch a play based on A Charlie Brown Christmas? Yeah, about that
(The Blaze) Charlie Brown may be a harmless cartoon character, but atheist activists in Little Rock, Arkansas, have pushed fervently to prevent a local public school from seeing a church production featuring the popular children’s figure. In the wake of the intense controversy over Terry Elementary School’s decision to send children to see “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Agape Church, the house of worship has now cancelled the student matinee performance of the show.
While the children who were excited to attend the play may be disappointed, Agape’s pastor, Happy Caldwell, made it clear that the decision was made in the best interest of the teachers and actors, alike — parties who would, no doubt, come under fire if the production continued as planned.
“It is not our desire to put hard-working, sacrificial teachers and cast members in harm’s way,” Caldwell said in a statement to Fox News. “While we regret the loss of students who will not get this particular opportunity right now, we have taken the school matinees off the table.”
Fortunately, it was just the shows that would have been special ones so that school kids could voluntarily attend with their parents permission that were cancelled. Agape Church will still have their regular shows on the 15th and 16th.