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Crunch time for Wisconsin Jesus Lunch

opitz 71216 Crunch time for Wisconsin Jesus Lunch

“Jesus loves me, this I know, for the bible tells me so.”

The 1860 poem adapted for a hymn seems more fitting for primary students than high schoolers but it’s what they’re singing to kick off Jesus Lunch outside Middleton High School in Wisconsin one day in early May. A “mom” had passed out song sheets to several hundred kids from the school on the way by.

Wis. officials cave to school bible thumpers

Screen Shot 2016 05 05 at 9.18.47 AM Wis. officials cave to school bible thumpers

I’ve never been less impressed with city of Middleton, Wis., and Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District officials than during the current flap over Christian adults evangelizing students next to the high school in Fireman’s Park during school hours.

All politics is local—and national

1JesusLunchPhoto All politics is local—and national

“All politics is local.” We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation took former House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s adage to heart this past week.