An Indiana public school district says it will no longer allow teachers to lead an extracurricular Christian club for elementary school students. The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation has responded to pressure from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, which complained earlier this year about the existence of the Fellowship of Christian Students club that met at Daniel Wertz Elementary School.
FFRF initially sent a letter arguing that the FCS, which was being led and organized by three district employees, violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The school district initially responded to the atheist legal group with a letter in April from EVSC Chief of Staff Rick Cameron which explained that the club doesn’t pay rental fees to the school district because it “is a faculty-sponsored club similar in form and function to a chess club, a soccer club, or the GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance.)” READ MORE