Baptist Youth Minister Banned for Predatory Behavior

So, what would you consider to be predatory? What would a person have to do to qualify as a predator? It seems like a simple question. But the problem is that words have begun to lose their meaning in our society.

People, seeking to manipulate others, use such words to mean anything but what they really mean. This is exactly what Freedom From Religion Foundation has done in the case of a youth minister.

Christian News reports

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A Baptist youth minister is no longer allowed to reach students at an Illinois high school after a professing atheist organization lodged a complaint, asserting that his presence violated the U.S. Constitution.

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) had sent a letter to the Harrisburg School District this past February after an unidentified community member advised the group that the minister was leading a Christian club of sorts during the lunch period at Harrisburg Middle School.

Even though the students had received written permission from their parents to attend if they chose, this still was not enough. As I reported, this idea of equal time once again is at issue. But, rather than just misapply the Establishment Clause, these totalitarians decided that this minister was a predator.

Christian News continues

“It is inappropriate and unconstitutional for the district to offer religious leaders access to befriend and proselytize students during the school day on school property,” the letter, written by attorney Ryan Jayne, read. “This predatory conduct is inappropriate and should raise many red flags.”

“The district cannot allow its schools to be used as recruiting grounds for churches during the school day,” it stated.

As is usual in these cases, the school board caved, and the minister is banned.

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