By Hemant Mehta
About a month ago, at DeKalb West Elementary School in Tennessee, students gathered around the flagpole to pray to their God, as many young Christians across the country did.
But this wasn’t a legal, student-initiated demonstration. This gathering involved staff members, including School Resource Officer Lewis Carrick, who took the microphone and urged the kids to be “an army of God that will stick together and relinquish themselves unto His service.”
It’s not the first time he’s done that, either, says the Freedom From Religion Foundation, but they’re determined to make sure it’s the last. In a letter sent to District Superintendent Patrick Cripps, attorney Rebecca Markert fired a warning shot reminding the District that employee participation in religious events is illegal.
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