The six girls of the "Jesus Dancers" dance troupe were scheduled to perform at the December 3rd Chula Vista Holiday Festival. Along with their performance would be a Hawaiian prayer dance, a belly dancer, and other "holiday" performers. This was to be followed by a menorah lighting ceremony, conducted by a rabbi. The "Jesus Dancers" were scheduled to perform first, but were held for over an hour. Officials decided to ban the dancers from the festival because their t-shirts included the word "Jesus" and their music was Christian.
The American Family Association Center for Law & Policy (CLP) is representing the dancers in a lawsuit against the city. According to CLP senior trial attorney, Brian Fahling, "The City's conduct was, in a word, inexcusable."
City Sued for Preventing Young 'Jesus Dancers' from Performing at Festival
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