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'Rogue speaker' out in Nebraska (March 2, 2015)

Elkhorn Valley View Middle School, Elkhorn, Neb., will ensure that future school assemblies are free from inappropriate religious content. Staff Attorney Patrick Elliott sent a letter of complaint March 2 about a Dec. 8, 2014, assembly about drug and alcohol awareness at which Pastor Servando Perales invoked God and Jesus many times.

FFRF's complainant summarized the message her child received as, "If you don't find God, then you'll be a drug dealer and a criminal."

Superintendent Steve Baker responded the same day, agreeing that the assembly had been inappropriate, claiming that it "went astray as the result of a rogue speaker." Perales will not be invited back, Baker said.