Missouri School District Says ‘No’ to Middle School Bible Studies

A school district in Joplin, Missouri, has suspended a middle school Bible study after a complaint from the American Humanist Association. In mid-December, the association sent a letter to the school district about a morning Bible study program at North Middle School. They alleged that both teachers and outside clergy members led students in prayer and

scripture readings in the school auditorium during breakfast on certain days, The Joplin Globe reported. The association accused school employees and clergy of using doughnuts to attract students to the group. “It is unconstitutional for public school teachers to pressure students into participating in prayer or other religious activities,” READ MORE

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