Updated 10/03/2017


The Freedom From Religion Foundation has asked an Alabama school district to end a high school band's Christian-themed football halftime show, according to media reports.

In a press release issued Monday, the foundation says a parent complained that the Leeds High School band's performance is designed to resemble a Christian church service. The release also stated the parent said the band director told students opposed to the religious routine that they could leave the band.

Leeds City Schools Superintendent John J. Moore said the complaint had been submitted to the school board's attorney for review. The district doesn't have plans to end the show.

A Freedom From Religion Foundation complaint led to Lee County Schools banning student-led prayer on the public address system before football games in September.