I'm in a quandary. Our local school district allows a religious group to meet in various buildings, to proselytize students and come and go during the school day. The group is a cooperative of youth leaders and representatives of local Christian churches (some Catholic, mostly protestant).
Group leaders are allowed to come during lunch, eat in the cafeteria with students and hold Bible based activities after school. In middle school, they may try to get kids to join their after-school programs by passing out candy to attract them. Now I am firmly Catholic Christian. You might think I'd approve. I don't. These activities are neither constitutional nor safe. Should Schools Allow Church Sponsored Groups?
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