It happened when some teachers at Terry Elementary school sent letters home offering to shuttle first and second graders to see a stage version of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" at Agape, a local church.
"We're not saying anything bad about Charlie Brown," said Anne Orsi, a Little Rock Attorney and Vice President of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers.
"The problem is that it's got religious content and it's being performed in a religious venue and that doesn't just blur the line between church and state, it over steps it entirely."
The letter the teachers sent home indicates the play will be held on a school day at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 at the Agape Church. Children attending will be taken on a school bus and will need to pay $2 to cover the expense of the bus rides, according to the letter.
Orsi's group was notified by a parent who received he letter. That parent, who did not want to go on camera, told us KARK in a statement that even though she can choose not to allow her child to go, she's letting her daughter attend the stage production out of concern her daughter could be singled out.
Church officials did not grant us an on camera interview and several parents outside Terry Elementary school did not want to comment on the issue. One of the school teachers involved with the production did not return our calls seeking comment.
Some of Agape staffers did say they have held holiday productions for students in the past and no one raised concerns about those shows.
A spokeswoman for the Little Rock School District says the district does not endorse any particular faith or encourage any specific religious activity.