A national nonprofit that advocates for the separation of church and state asked a Southwest Arkansas school district to stop distributing Bibles at an elementary school and leading students in prayer.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation asked the Prescott School District to “quit imposing Christianity on elementary school children” in response to two Facebook posts from earlier this month that have since been deleted.
A now-deleted Facebook post from the Prescott School District in southwest Arkansas. (Courtesy: Freedom From Religion Foundation)
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, Arkansas chapter, wrote a letter to Prescott Superintendent Robert Poole, asking the district to “immediately cease” its “unconstitutional” actions.
The foundation has also criticized “parents’ bill of rights” legislation that was introduced in multiple states, including Arkansas, this year.
FIRST REPORTED BY: ARKANSAS ADVOCATE