Churches may run a dozen fundraising events each year, maybe each one bringing in 30k. Most churches have a dozen charitable orgs (always affiliated with their church) that they donate a couple thousand to each year, but at each evet they always trumpet the 30k a year they donate as a reason to take part and claim all the proceeds go to the charities. Overall they bank 360k, donate 30k and stick the rest in their operating budgets.
This is such an easy problem to solve.
If the church pays rent and hires the orchestra (and any students are allowed to opt out for religious reasons), then it's fine.
This is the funny thing. It was the school board who cancelled the event and the only reason I can think of is because it was a blatant violation. But the event organizers could have solved this issue by simply paying for the orchestra and singers and paying for the facility, in effect splitting the profit with their church and the school system.
But instead they wanted to create sensationalized brouhaha. The problem was the church was using public resources and public facilities to generate revenue for their church and what's even more disturbing is they believed they were ENTITLED to it.
I got booted from the other thread, the stated reason was my use of "boob rant". Can someone here read it and tell me if it was that bad, bad enough to get the shoe?