(EURWEB) ACLU Nebraska cautioned state school districts Wednesday against inviting speakers who proselytize to students under the guise of messages against drugs and alcohol.
In letters sent to school superintendents, ACLU Nebraska legal director Amy Miller said there have been complaints from parents across the state about Christian messages delivered during student assemblies.
“Some complaints have described the revival-show atmosphere that happens in the school gym, complete with music and the speaker asking all students who now will accept Jesus Christ’s narrow path to come down front with him,” Miller said in a statement.
Miller’s letter singled out two speakers: Keith Becker of the Kearney-based Todd Becker Foundation and Ron Brown, an assistant football coach at Nebraska who helped found Mission Nebraska.
“Both men have made it perfectly clear: They intend to convert children to their own religious beliefs while the students are in a school away from their parents’ guidance,” the letter states.