Religion: Caroling Crisis

1st Noel vs. 1st Amendment

While the number of languid non-believers in America is legion, the number of aggressive atheists is small, probably no larger than the 65,000 claimed for Archatheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair's mailing list. The number of atheists willing to go to court about religion is smaller still. One of these is a South Dakota laborer named Roger Florey.

Imagine Atheist Florey's dismay, two years ago, when he walked into the holiday assembly program in the Hayward Elementary School in Sioux Falls, S. Dak., and found youngsters, including his kindergarten-age son Justin, giving out with O Come All Ye Faithful and...

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