East Point Academy, a charter school in West Columbia, S.C. has been forced under threat of litigation from an anti-religious organization, American Humanist Association, to cancel its annual toys for tots drive.
The atheist organization claims that it is acting on behalf of a parent who lodged a complaint against the school.
The school’s principal Renee Mathews informed Fox News Insider that
‘…We received a letter saying we had to cease and desist immediately or they would take legal action against us…
…’This letter serves as notice to policymaking school officials of the East Point Academy’s
unconstitutional conduct and as a demand that the school terminate all promotion, sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation with Operation Christmas Child immediately,’ read the letter from the American Humanist Association…
While accusing Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse of colluding to convert poor children to Christianity, the atheist group claims that any affiliation by East Point Academy with the charity is a violation of the Establishment Clause.
It is the most wonderful time of the year, unless of course, one happens to an atheist or within their reach.