FFRF ends W.Va. school’s prayer walk promotion (October 2023)

FFRF has put a stop to unconstitutional promotion of a religious event from the Preston County Schools in West Virginia.

A district community member reported to FFRF that the district was organizing, promoting and encouraging attendance at a religious “prayer walk” event at Terra Alta East Preston School on Aug. 18. The school’s Facebook page posted that the event is school-sponsored and will be led by a local religious leader.

FFRF Staff Attorney Chris Line contacted Superintendent Bradley R. Martin, who responded to the state/church watchdog with the following: “I have advised the school to immediately remove any advertisements or promotion of the event on any school-sponsored websites or social media sites.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation