Proselytizing Recreation Camp Reaches Compromise with Washington County School Board

Yesterday, I posted about Antietam Recreation, a field trip destination for public school students that secretly proselytized to the children during a lunchtime “show.”

After an article came out in the Herald-Mail about how the Washington County schools (in Maryland) were no longer going to go there for that reason and how the owners refused to change their program, the two sides have already reached a compromise:

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Man Who Wrote Unconstitutional School Prayer: ‘ I Couldn’t Care Less About the… Minority. The Majority Rules’

Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” is hosting a four-part series on PBS called Constitution USA and one of the segments he filmed involves our friend Jessica Ahlquist:

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Judge Rules That Kountze High School Cheerleaders Can Display Banners with Bible Verses at Football Games

There’s finally some resolution in the case of the Kountze High School cheerleaders. And it’s not a good one.

The backstory, as you may recall, is that the cheerleaders held up banners with Bible verses on them to pump up the football team:

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School Board Cancels Field Trip to Proselytizing Recreation Camp… Let the Complaining Commence

The middle schools in Washington County (in Maryland) took a field trip to Antietam Recreation last year. Sounds like a fun place — horseback riding, swimming pool, a petting zoo, etc. — but I guess no one in charge took a look at the self-provided description on their website:

The family-owned and operated facility is designed to provide active, exciting, and unique activities in a friendly, Christian atmosphere.

They’re sneaky about this, though. In the field trip packet (PDF) they presumably give to schools, the agenda for students looks like this:

No Jesus in sight. What they don’t tell you is that during lunch, the performers in the “show” talk about God. At least that’s what happened last year (and who knows what others sorts of proselytization took place).

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About the School Prayer That Caused Students to Miss Class…

Yesterday, I posted about Lumpkin County High School (Georgia) and how 50 students there prayed together (with an adult coach) for two hours at the beginning of the school day, causing them to miss class. Superintendent Dewey Moye decided he wouldn’t punish anybody over the incident.

Well, I have to apologize.

I apparently got a very important detail of the story wrong and I need to take this moment to correct my mistake.

The prayer wasn’t two hours long.

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