While we are attempting to gather accurate information about the meeting that occured between Conway school officials and local pastors this morning, what has been shared by some on social media has been this:
The group Freedom From Religion has contacted administrators at the school after someone complained that religious organizations, pastors and youth pastors have been on campus visting with students.
If true, this could be a delicate situation. I remember my youth pastor having lunch with me and several of my friends every Wednesday, and I'm sure there have been thousands of other students who have had the same experiences.
There are rules in place for situations such a school-led prayer, but there are many allowances for student-led religious organizations on school campuses. I was a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (while I am a Christian, many may not consider me an athlete) and the Fellowship of Christian Students. But that was 20 years ago. I know that schools and communities have gone through many internal battles since then.
Without knowing the details of the meeting or the outcome, one can only speculate as to what will happen next. But as long as all viewpoints are respected, hopefully a healthy resolution can come to this matter.
What we don't need is a bully from either side forcing an issue.