FFRF gets Christian ministries out of S.C. school assemblies (Oct. 12, 2011)

Florence School District in Florence, S.C., will no longer allow local Christian ministries to hold assemblies in the schools.

In March 2011, Wilson High School hosted an assembly where, under the guise of discussing underage drinking and drug use, Eddie James of Eddie James Ministries preached Christianity to students.

In a letter dated Sept. 16, 2011, Freedom From Religion Foundation Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert warned, “religious programming as part of a school assembly is in violation of the Establishment Clause.”

The superintendent responded Oct. 12, 2011, stating that the administration made “major adjustments to insure that such actions will not occur again.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation