Pastor no longer at school district’s convocation (November 8, 2021)

A Texas school district is no longer employing a Christian pastor for its annual convocation after FFRF got involved.

In a letter to Venus (Texas) ISD, FFRF Staff Attorney Chris Line explained to Superintendent James Hopper that while individuals are certainly free to pray privately or to worship on their own time in their way, calling upon district employees to participate in prayer is coercive and beyond the scope of a secular employer.

In a call from Hopper, he informed FFRF that the prayers from the Christian pastor will not happen again.

Freedom From Religion Foundation