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Freedom From Religion Foundation Goes After Pastor School Board Member

Written By: Sam Morateck  |  Posted: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

A formal complaint has been filed with the Appleton Area School District, accusing a school board member of violating the separation of church and state. It was reported by Media Trackers previously reported the controversy surrounding Pastor Alvin Dupree, who was criticized by several school district residents after he made religious references in a commencement address when referencing the tragic suicides of two students who attended the school. Media Trackers Director of Communications Jerry Bader interviewed Reverend Alvin Dupree and the two mothers of the students who took their lives to share their input on the situation.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) filed a complaint with the Appleton school board on Nov 16th, criticizing Dupree's speech claiming that it was an unconstitutional violation to invoke religious statements during the school's commencement address in spring of 2017. In his speech the FFRF criticized Durpree as he referenced God and religion when speaking about two suicide victims that attended the school.

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