Public School District Posts Job Listing Looking For ‘Strong Christian’ Leader

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A Michigan public school district posted a job listing looking for a superintendent with “a strong Christian background and philosophy” until a civil liberties group stepped in to put a stop to it on Tuesday, the Grand Rapids Press newspaper reported.

In a listing that had been up since mid-February, the McBain Rural Agricultural School in McBain, Michigan, said it was looking for someone with “a strong Christian background and philosophy” as one of its “selection criteria,” according to the newspaper.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sent a letter on Tuesday to the district and two consultants with the Michigan Leadership Institute, which provides superintendent search services, the newspaper reported. The letter said the Constitution “wisely requires public schools to remain neutral in matters of religion,” according to the newspaper.

One of those consultants took responsibility for the listing later that day, apologizing and saying it reflected “poor judgment.” The newspaper said the reference to religion had been removed from the job description as of Tuesday.

h/t Raw Story

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