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-Court Ruling: Christian After-School Club Has 1st Amendment Right to Meet

by Dr. D ~ September 4th, 2012

Child Evangelism Fellowship

(Child Evangelism Fellowship: Wikipedia)

From the Christian Post:

A federal appeals court ruled that a Minneapolis school district engaged in viewpoint discrimination when it removed the Good News Club, sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship, from the after-school program. Minneapolis Special School District No. 1 must reinstate the club.

Overturning a lower court decision, in a 3-0 decision on Thursday the court of appeals stated, "When the government targets a particular viewpoint taken by speakers on a general subject, the First  Amendment is violated," stated Liberty Counsel officials, who represented CEF in the case.

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Response: This is good news and reflects the 2001 Supreme Court decision in Good News Club v. Milford Central School. Christian clubs in schools are being challenged and kicked off campus all across America and most of the time without any kind of fight.

This shows that it is time to stand up to these challenges to religious freedom and free speech and support groups like Liberty Counsel who will take the battle to the courts and actually win.            *Top

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