FFRF nixes Jesus from Texas school (November 20, 2017)

A parent of a student in the Weatherford Independent School District in Texas reported to FFRF that a religious club called “Kids Beach Club” was permitted to set up a table to advertise during a recent open house event at Crockett Elementary.

The table had information, fliers and a banner reading, “Make Jesus Cool at School.” The club describes itself as a ministry “established to mobilize the church to go outside its walls in order to take the message of Christ in into the heart of its community.”

FFRF Staff Attorney Sam Grover wrote to Superintendent Jeffrey Hanks in a Nov. 7 legal letter.

“It should not be abused by outside organizations as an opportunity to proselytize children and promote private clubs to families, many of whom do not subscribe to Kids Beach Club’s religious message,” Grover stated.

A legal representative of the school district responded on Nov. 20, saying the district had retrained its administrative staff on board policies.

Freedom From Religion Foundation