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Lawsuit: An Oklahoma School Let Christian Missionaries Preach to Kids Each Month

Oct 28, 2020

By Hemant Mehta

In one Oklahoma school district, administrators are not even subtle about forcing Christianity on children.

The American Humanist Association just filed a federal lawsuit against the Maryetta Public Schools (and several administrators) over a constitutional violation, and the details are just mind-blowing. You won’t believe how long this district has been able to get away with such blatant proselytizing.

The case involves a special program in the school district called — wait for it — “Missionaries,” in which several Christian missionaries come into the classrooms once a month, during school hours, to preach Christianity for 30 or 60 minutes to a captive audience of kids as young as pre-kindergarten.

What if you don’t want your child to attend? Too damn bad. There are no alternatives… not that parents even know what’s going on since they aren’t given permission slips, either.

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