On March 2, motivational speaker Bob Lenz gave a presentation at Iron Mountain High School in Michigan… which might have been okay until he used the opportunity to promote an event he was hosting at a local church later that evening. This is the flyer he gave to students:
And how did that evening event go? Well, he boasted about his conversions-to-Jesus after another (similar) event in Kansas on Facebook:
We are aware that some Christian missionaries insinuate themselves into public schools by camouflaging their purposes. It is incumbent that public officials do due diligence when approached by outside groups with vested interests in pitching their messages to a captive audience of public school students. However, in this case, it would have taken only a cursory glance at Life Promotions’ website to verify its religious agenda. It is difficult for us to understand how this event could have been approved.
FFRF is simply asking the district to promise the proselytizing won’t happen again in the future by properly vetting speakers. It’s letting them off easy given how blatant a pitch for Jesus this was.