In Denver, Colorado, a teacher at Florence High School complained that the public school was promoting Christianity, in violation of the separation of church and state. He was quickly transferred to another school, and is now suing:
“On a single day last year, there were no fewer than five Evangelical activities sponsored by the school,” [attorney Paul] Maxon said. “… According the lawsuit, Cowboy Church’s pastor, Randy Pfaff, has the run of the school, using the public address system to “preach his evangelical Christian messages.” “… According to the lawsuit, Pastor Pfaff says the “mission work” of the church is The Fellowship of Christian Huskies, a Florence High student group he founded in 2011. The Fellowship describes itself as a “religious organization” that aims to “let God back in our schools” and to “[bring] others to a saving knowledge of Jesus…”
Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Colorado state legislator and televangelist, went on his “Pray In Jesus Name” program today to assert that the lawsuit itself is imposing religious views upon the students. Over the past year, there has been growing spin among the far right to try to characterize secularism and / or neutrality as a rival religion, as a way of once again being able to impose Christianity on educational curricula. h/t Right Wing Watch.