Sermons at a school event. A secular group is saying not only is that a problem. They claim it’s unconstitutional.
The American Humanist Association sent a letter to the superintendent of Jackson Public Schools.
The group is saying this year’s convocation strongly pushed the Christian faith.
According to the group, they received a complaint from a now-unnamed teacher employed at JPS
That person says “all teachers” were forced to attend the mandatory convocation two week ago, that included prayer and proselytizing.
Their legal department sent an 8-page letter calling- out Superintendent Cedric Gray for endorsing religion, in this case, Christianity, while being a public institution.
“Well, our issue is that you have a mandatory ceremony where all teachers are supposed to attend. And then you have the religious, the very religious, sermon being presented. In that respect it violates the establishment clause of the first amendment.”