Was Athlete's Religious Drug Talk Out Of Bounds?

April 26, 1992

Former football player Herman Weaver recently gave several anti-drugtalks with religious overtones to middle and high school students. School officials said they were unaware Weaver's talk would be religious in nature and that he would attempt to proselytize 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.

Doyou agree 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?

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