Religious promotion ends for school event (September 28, 2016)

The Midway Independent School District in Texas has taken steps to ensure that it will stop promotion of a specific religious worldview in its “Shattered Dreams” event to combat drinking and driving.

FFRF received a complaint from a student over the event during which a local pastor addressed the students asking them to bow their heads in prayer. Student “obituaries” were read by the pastor and scripture was cited.

Staff Attorney Sam Grover wrote to the Midway Independent School District Superintendent Christine Badillo asking that future Shattered Dreams events be free of prayer, religious remarks, and references to scripture.

Badillo responded on Sept. 28 assuring FFRF that future productions of the event would not include references to scripture or contain religious overtones.

Freedom From Religion Foundation