Christian rock band disinvited from anti-drug school assembly
VOLOKH at law.ucla.edu
Wed Dec 15 11:03:33 PST 2004
Rossford High School officials were considering letting a Christian rock
band play during an anti-drug assembly next week, but decided yesterday
to cancel the performance because of concerns over having religious
music played in a public school.
"We are just shutting the whole thing down," Rossford Superintendent
Luci Gernot said. "There is some controversy, and I'd rather err on this
The school district's law firm, Whalen & Compton of Akron told school
officials yesterday that it "wasn't appropriate" to let the band Pawn
perform at the school, Ms. Gernot said.
A representative of the law firm could not be reached for comment last
Pawn's songs regularly make reference to Jesus and God, said David
Kleeberger, the band's manager who is also a member of the Rossford
school board. . . .
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