High School Shutting Down Christian Lunch Gathering? (and it’s off campus!)


Faith Driven Consumer

Apr 14, 2016 1:39 PM

Middleton High School in in Wisconsin allows its students to go off campus for lunch. Well, as long as they don’t eat Chick-fil-A and pray that is. A new Fox news report sheds some light:

“In 2014 a small group of parents began meeting with their children in a nearby park — providing home cooked meals along with a Christian-themed, inspirational message. The small weekly gatherings in the fall and spring eventually morphed into a popular gathering spot for hungry kids — with nearly 500 turning out for all sorts of goodies — ranging from Chick-fil-A sandwiches and fresh fruit to hundreds of homemade brownies.”

This gathering has become popular, and parents and students use it to share God’s love and some good, homemade food. Now, the Superintendent wants it shut down.

“Superintendent Donald Johnson and Principal Stephen Plank called the off-campus religious gatherings ‘divisive’ and they want the weekly non-denominational meetings shut down.”

His reasoning? “We believe that religious or political events do not have a place in our school or on our campus, except when sponsored by a student group in accordance with our rules, which require prior approval.” They are even calling the event dangerous, because it is not regulated by school health codes.

With an eyebrow raised, one begs the question—would you rather have Chick-fil-A and home-cooked food, or “healthy” school lunches? Lifeway Research recently released a poll showing that anti-Christian bias is rapidly on the rise, huge majorities of Americans agree. When you see stories like this nearly every week, it really is cause for concern.

If you were a parent of one of those kids, what would you do?

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  • According to this article the park is near by . It didn’t say that the park is on school property . Kids have a legal right to leave school for lunch if they are with their parent or their legal guardian. No school superintendent or any group that disagrees with Christianity has a legal right to prevent that . Public park meeting paid for out of public funds for the general public. Not at all dangerous as it is there for the enjoyment of and relaxation of anyone that is in the public area. As long as those present break no laws of the State or local Government. No noise violations. No public drunk or violent behavior. Nothing dangerous. nothing radical. No one has any right to prevent that lunch meeting from taking place. The parents are there for their own kids. Not for the kids of others that don’t participate. As for the lunch’s being good for the children, parents have the right to decide that as well. Regardless of this current administration in Washington, school lunch’s are not required for every child every day.
  • If I was a parent I hope I had the option of taking my kid out of that school.
  • Continue meeting anyway ! Don’t listen to them ! If it was a Muslim gathering hey would NEVER have opened their mouths,instead they would have backed down like a beaten dog and tucked tail and ran away !
  • I would allow them to keep going. It’s good food, that Chick-fil-a! Way better than that stuff at the school that they call “food”.
  • Wow, sounds like one of the focuses of the event should have been to pray for understanding school administration.