This Student Found an Easy Way to Stop Her Choir Class from Singing Overtly Christian Music

12-year-old Kelly Helton, a middle school student in Kentucky, was bothered by all the religious songs they were singing in choir class. So she decided to do something about it. She tells the story in this one-minute video below:


As she says, it helps to have a dad who’s a local atheist activist, though Jim Helton told me he would never interfere with his daughter’s church/state concerns unless she spoke to her teacher first.

Kudos to Kelly for handling this situation with as little drama as possible.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.