A Baptist youth minister is no longer allowed to reach students at an Illinois high school after a professing atheist organization lodged a complaint, asserting that his presence violated the U.S. Constitution. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) had sent a letter to the Harrisburg School District this past February after an

unidentified community member advised the group that the minister was leading a Christian club of sorts during the lunch period at Harrisburg Middle School. Students had been sent home with permission slips to occasionally meet with the Baptist leader during lunch breaks, who also provided students with pizza and soda. But FFRF told the district that the concept was “predatory” and urged officials to ban the youth minister from the premises. READ MORE