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The FFRF plan to send a letter to Huntsville City Schools over an JROTC instructor talking about the Bible and homosexuality. The FFRF plan to send a letter to Huntsville City Schools over an JROTC instructor talking about the Bible and homosexuality.
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Freedom from Religion Foundation wants Huntsville City Schools to look into a Grissom High School student's claim about a JROTC instructor.

The student reported the instructor preached the Bible and talked about homosexuality after the student said she wanted to move to San Francisco.  

The incident happened in April. The student, her mother, and a gay and lesbian advocate all met with the school after the incident.

The FFRF plans on sending a letter to the district on Friday. They will also contact the ROTC to see if any policies were violated.

"Obviously this is a big problem for us," said FFRF lawyer Andrew Seidel. "It's a well settled part of law that teachers and schools cannot be teaching religion, they can't be advancing religion, they can't be endorsing religion."

The FFRF has also written letters to other Alabama school districts, such as Arab for holding a public prayer before football games and the Huntsville City Council for holding a public prayer before each meeting. 

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