The Associated Press reports:
Between calculus and European history classes at a West Virginia public high school, 16-year-old Cameron Mays and his classmates were told by their teacher to go to an evangelical Christian revival assembly.
When students arrived at the event in the school’s auditorium, they were instructed to close their eyes and raise their arms in prayer, Mays said. The teens were asked to give their lives over to Jesus to find purpose and salvation. Those who did not follow the Bible would go to hell when they died, they were told.
Huntington students staged a walkout during their homeroom period Wednesday to protest the assembly. More than 100 students left their classrooms chanting, “Separate the church and state” and, “My faith, my choice.”
Read the full article. One of the students secretly recorded the event and you can hear it below.
“Is this legal” a student texted his father. Nope. Not even close. https://t.co/AMdINXDDYS
— Americans United (@americansunited) February 9, 2022
“One of the students brought to the assembly by a teacher was Jewish, and he was reportedly told he could not leave when he made his discomfort known to a teacher.” https://t.co/hRnM1Fq1KW
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) February 9, 2022
West Virginia students at Huntington High School are planning to stage a walkout after they say they were sent to an assembly that turned out to be a Christian church service. pic.twitter.com/sfqmLVSGWz
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) February 9, 2022
Thank you, to the administrators of Huntington High School for allowing the students to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One hundred and one souls saved from the fires of hell. God is amazing! #Jesus #Bible #education #JesusSaves
— Kenny Ray Chaney (@Kennyray0627) February 6, 2022
Students at Huntington High School walked out of the building Wednesday morning, expressing their displeasure with school and district administrators in the wake of an evangelical revival held at the school last week. https://t.co/mr7NsTddkL
— The Herald-Dispatch (@heralddispatch) February 9, 2022