New Jersey school halts promotion of worship (October 2, 2017)

After receiving warning from FFRF, a New Jersey school district will cease its unconstitutional sponsorship of divisive religious activities.

It was reported to FFRF that the Millville Board of Education co-sponsored an event that included Christian worship. The event, Millville Elk’s Donald “Ducky” Sharp Youth Week, had scheduled a Sunday morning church attendance for “all Millville boys and girls in grades 1 through 6.” FFRF took swift action to inform the school that the display of favoritism for Christianity by the district was unlawful. FFRF Staff Attorney Ryan Jayne sent a letter notifying Millville Public Schools that it is unconstitutional for the district to encourage students to attend church.

A representative of the school district responded on Oct. 2, informing FFRF that the district would not sponsor the event in the future.

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