After Complaint, Texas Principal Will Stop Promoting Religion While on the Job November 4, 2015

After Complaint, Texas Principal Will Stop Promoting Religion While on the Job

Back in September, I posted about a Texas principal who thought he was being paid to act as a priest. Prosper High School Principal Greg Wright preached at a See You at the Pole event and single-handedly formed a Christian club at the school. Neither was legal and both showed a complete disregard for students to handle their own religious activities. At the same time, teachers at the school were leading religious clubs and at least one staffer had religious iconography hanging in her office.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the Prosper Independent School District listing Wright’s repeated constitutional violations:

Wright regularly leads students in prayers and preaches at [See You at the Pole] events… Apparently, he has been doing this for 21 years, but time does not cure constitutional violations.

It looks like the letter did the trick. Wright has now promised to refrain from participating in Pole events and other religious activities while on the job:

School District attorney Charles Crawford announced that Wright will no longer be speaking at the “See You at the Pole events” and that officials will not “prominently display religious materials in school buildings where students are likely to be present,” according to Christian Today.

Sometimes, all it takes is a parent or student willing to speak up.

And before Christians whine about how their freedoms are being taken away, Wright is welcome to pray all he wants in his mind during the day or anywhere when he’s not working as a government official. What FFRF is asking for is simply that he not use his position to promote his favorite religion.

(Thanks to Brian for the link. Portions of this article were published earlier)

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