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Religious info removed from school giveaways (November 17, 2021)

An Ohio school district has stopped giving out religious materials after FFRF’s intervention.

The school had originally sent out emails to parents at Hazelwood Junior High School that turkey dinners were provided by Graceland Baptist Church. The email listed the items to be included in the giveaway, including “religious materials.”

FFRF Legal Fellow Karen Heineman wrote a letter to the distinct asking it to ensure that the turkey dinner giveaway is completely secular.

The school’s legal representative responded by ensuring FFRF that the religious materials would be removed before getting handed out in the giveaway.