Officials at a school district in Tennessee have temporarily shut down a Bible club at a local elementary school following a complaint from a prominent atheist activist group. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to Bartlett City Schools after learning that a Bible club was being held on the premises of Altruria

Elementary School. The club, which meets before the start of school, is voluntary and is attended by a number of first and second graders. “This club, which functions as a Bible class, is unconstitutional because public schools may not provide religious instruction,” FFRF asserted in its correspondence. It asked that the matter be investigated to ensure that teachers and/or other school staff are not participating in the religious instruction. READ MORE