Tuscaloosa, AL

AU received a complaint that teachers at a Tuscaloosa high school showed the film Facing the Giants to their classes. Facing the Giants is an evangelical sports film, produced by a Baptist church and designed to convert viewers to Christianity. AU wrote a letter to Tuscaloosa City Schools objecting to the screening of the film and explaining that public-school teachers cannot present religious messages to their students. Tuscaloosa City Schools did not directly respond to the letter, but our complainant confirmed that there have been no further screenings of Facing the Giants.