A gun-shy Mississippi school district, that had already been sued for “proselytizing Christianity,” imposed a ban on its high school marching band’s halftime-show hymn to avoid being sued again – but fans of the band weren’t having it.
The Rankin County School Board nixed the idea of the band playing the Christian hymn “How Great Thou Art” at halftime of Friday night’s football game because board members believed it was too close to the line of the previous judgement, WLBT-TV reported.
In July, the school district was ordered to pay a student $7,500 in damages after the student successfully sued the district, with the help of the atheist group the American Humanist Association, for having Christian prayers at a voluntary school gathering in 2014.
But when fans, including adults and students, learned that the performance of the Christian hymn had been canceled, they decided to perform it themselves.
Parent Kimberly Moore told the station many of the bad things that happen in schools might be caused by the fact that government keeps God out of schools.
“It bothers me because you look at the schools and all of the school shootings and all the bad things that are happening, and wonder why,” Moore told WLBT. “It’s because we’re allowing evil to step in.
“I don’t fault our school district because I know they are trying to do what’s right as a community and for the school,” she added. “But in one sense I don’t fault ’em, and in another I’m like, ‘we gotta take a stand on behalf of Christ’.”
Watch the fans perform the hymn below.
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