Tuesday, December 01, 2009



Fla. school district agrees to end ban on fliers for children’s event at church

We read:
"Alliance Defense Fund attorneys have reached a favorable settlement with the Collier County School Board on behalf of a local church barred from participating in a flier distribution program open to other community groups. In June, ADF attorneys filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Cypress Wood Presbyterian Church after school officials rejected its request to include fliers promoting an upcoming Vacation Bible School for children in the flier program.

“Churches shouldn’t be discriminated against for their beliefs,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel David Cortman. “We commend the district for its quick actions to end the unconstitutional exclusion of religious materials and allow all community groups to participate equally in the flier distribution program. Far from barring schools from including religious fliers in such programs, the First Amendment actually prohibits schools from favoring certain viewpoints over others.”

Cypress Wood Presbyterian Church contacted the district’s Community Request Office to inquire about participating in the flier distribution program, which allows non-profit community groups to send written materials home with students. The church was advised that the district “did not allow religious events to be promoted” but that the church should submit its proposed materials anyway.

After submitting its materials, the church received no response. The assistant superintendent later informed the principal that the fliers would not be distributed. As part of the settlement, however, the school board agreed to revise its policies prohibiting religious organizations from distributing materials through the school flier forum.

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13 comments:

K. Templar said...

And the war against Christianity goes on. Perhaps we should react like jews and Muslims do when they're attacked. That would surely stop it.

Anonymous said...

While that may sound logical, the fact is that this time, the U.S. Constitution is actually being interpreted as it was intended.

Anonymous said...

5:39, I don't think so! No place in the constitution say to ban religion from government.

K. Templar said...

You may be right Anon 5:39, but that's not the point. The point is, the attacks on Christianity continue.

Anonymous said...

the attacks on Christianity continue.

Yeah, so?

Anonymous said...

Don't Christians attack atheists saying such nice things as they're going to hell, they're immoral or amoral, or most hypocritically saying they're arrogant, dogmatic and even hateful.

Use the Name, Luke said...

"Don't Christians attack atheists saying such nice things as they're going to hell"

That's a truth claim. If it is true (and I'm convinced it is) then it's hateful to not warn you of the danger.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:56, is it any less insulting to a Christian for an Atheist to tell a Christian that his views are fantasy, and irrational, and nonsense?

While it may be true that many Christians simply don't have good communications skills, the fact remains that they have a right to express their views just as Atheists have a right to express their views.

Anonymous said...

so they are all as bad as each other - "hell is other people"!!

Anonymous said...

It is a lot less offensive to call someone's views as fantasy, irrational, and nonsense, than to say to the person that he or she will burn in the firey lake of Hell for all eternity, or is the child of Satan, and such other egregious comments that some Christians come out with when addressing atheists!

Use the Name, Luke said...

A warning is not the same as intending insult. Penn (of Penn and Teller) understands this. If someone made such a statement to you as intentional abuse, then they were wrong.

Anonymous said...

5:39

ummmm, where does it ban religion from government?

Anonymous said...

Religious followers are IN public government office as leaders, should they be rejected?