Was Athlete's Religious Talk Out Of Bounds?

April 05, 1992

Former NFL player Herman Weaver recently gave several anti-drug talks with religious overtones to middle and high school students. Schoolofficials said they were unaware Weaver's talk would be religious innature and that he would attempt to proselytize to the audience and hand out cards seeking to sign up students to receive religious material. Students had no choice; they had to attend the assembly.

Do you think it was appropriate for a speaker at a mandatory assembly, whose sole topic was supposed to be about drugs, to inject religious material into that speech? Would it have been better for students to have been advised in advance and given the option of not attending?

Mail your comments (you may use additional sheets of paper) to: News ballot, Carroll County Sun, 15 E. Main St., Westminster, 21157-5052; or fax it to us at 876-0233.

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