Saturday, November 22, 2014

Oregon Trains Pre-teens in Masturbation, Anal Sex

Sheriff Tom Bergin has asked the Clatsop County District Attorney to assist in shutting down the annual Adolescent Sexuality Conference, which is funded by the Oregon Department of Education (DOE) and the Oregon Health Authority, due to criminal activity — not to mention training young children in virtual sex via Internet:
“You can program her to do whatever you want to say . . . ‘give me a blow job' or something. . . . Teledildonics basically refers to the control of sex toys over the Internet; the remote use of sex toys.”
-- Cory Silverberg, conference keynote speaker
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Secret Sex Training of 6th-Graders in Oregon

President Obama Pays Pre-teens to Learn Anal Sex in Hawaii

Chicago Sex Education for Pre-teens is Pornographic, Parents Say

California School Pushes College-level Porn Sex Ed, Parents Outraged

New Hampshire School Teaches Porn, Complaining Dad Arrested

Education Experts Say Use Porn in Teaching Sex Ed

Also read University of Chicago Encourages Casual Sex and Teaches Students How to Get an Abortion

And read Gay Savage Sells Sex App for University of Oregon

In addition, read how public schools integrate pornography and even sex training into the curriculum and also read the myriad examples of kids' sexcapades starting in kindergarten and even pre-school.





-- From "Sheriff wants to shut down Sex Conference" by Carla Castano, KOIN-TV6 (Porland) 11/21/14

Students [as young as 11] attending the conference were shown porn sites, taught how to access cybersex and even were encouraged to Skype each other while masturbating. That is one way this conference material could be setting kids up for illegal activity, Sheriff Bergin said.

The Oregon DOE employs Brad Victor, who runs the conference and is paid to help school districts align sex education to state standards.

The city of Seaside just started reviewing the conference’s contract and is looking into the liability risks of hosting the conference.

The Oregon House of Representatives education committee will also look into the conference.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Does sex ed conference for students go too far?" by Carla Castano, KOIN-TV6 (Porland) 11/20/14

Part of the lesson plan at a workshop at the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference is an adult website called Virtual Fem. In addition to the content from that website, numerous handouts, such as one that encourages cyber and phone sex, have been passed out to high school and middle school students in attendance.

The pamphlets go on to suggest other ways students can engage in intimate activities without going all the way, including bathing together, shaving each other, wearing each other’s underwear, role playing, buying an extra-large pair of pajama bottoms to sleep in together, lap dances and strip teases.

“All kinds of speakers about Internet porn, using Internet sex toys, using meth as is shown in this book for when you’re engaging in sex. It encourages using meth because it helps your sexual drive and what not in here,” said [educator Lisa] Maloney. “It says in this booklet that was handed out and given out to all young people.”

In the WISE curriculum [the grant behind the conference], sixth grade students are asked, “How do people express their sexual feelings?” The answers they’re given to choose from include anal sex, oral sex and sexual fantasy.

When confronted about the graphic content, the conference’s director, Brad Victor, declined to comment about one session in particular about performing sex acts over Skype and whether those sessions could potentially be recorded and used against a student later.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Sexual-education policy: Speakers bringing external materials into conversation about Hillsboro School District" by Hannah Leone, The Oregonian 11/21/14

"What I have seen the Oregon Department of Education deem healthy sexuality is very shocking," said Lori Porter, director of Beaverton-based Parents' Rights in Education. "What they are endorsing to be presented to Oregon students, for example watching porn together, mutual masturbation, dry humping sexting ... using cybersex to explore different identities, classroom discussions about pleasure and quote, 'healthy relationships.'"

. . . The annual Adolescent Sexuality Conference "is for educators, health personnel, administrators, counselors, social and youth service workers, parents, clergy, teen parent program staff, teens, community members and others who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in addressing adolescent sexuality issues."

Rachael Kitchens, parent to three children, thinks the "My Future, My Choice" curriculum is inappropriate, but doesn't want to make her children stand out by removing them from class.

"Is that really a reasonable option for kids who are subjected to peer pressure?" Kitchens asked.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "CBS affiliate presents explosive exposé on Oregon’s ‘Triple X’ sex education" posted at LifeSiteNews.com 11/20/14


A local watchdog group, Parents’ Rights in Education, has had its eye on the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference and the XXX-rated presentations and materials being peddled to and by schoolchildren there for several years. Planned Parenthood is on the steering committee of this conference.

In 2013, Parents’ Rights in Education and others asked American Life League’s Rita Diller to attend the conference and see for herself what was being foisted on children. Diller says she came away scarred. “I monitor Planned Parenthood sex education on a regular basis and I have seen some unbelievably horrifying situations that young people are put in because of the abortion giant’s fixation with sexualizing children, but never have I seen so many adults work so hard to defile young people than at this conference,” she said. “It is blatant child abuse,” Diller continued.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read how Planned Parenthood teams up with schools by providing "kinky sex trainers" for kids in Portland, OR and elsewhere.

In addition, read about the Temporary Halt to Burning Aborted Babies in Oregon

Friday, November 21, 2014

Students Must Divulge Sex History for Obama Admin.

President Obama's Department of Education is requiring college admissions to include a mandatory inquisition and documentation of students' sexual activity for Title IX compliance:
1. How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last three months.

2. With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last three months?
For background, click headlines below to read previous headlines:

ObamaNation: Rating Colleges Based on Immorality

Sex Training Sweeps Campuses on Taxpayers' Dime

Porn Novel for Freshmen Orientation in South Carolina

To Avoid Rape, Must Videotape — New Law on California Campuses

Refusing Sex is 'Sexual Violence:' University of Michigan

Also read President Obama Wants an End to Abstinence, Favors Anal Sex



-- From "Florida Atlantic University students required to answer sex questions" by Brian Entin, WPTV-TV5 (West Palm Beach, FL) 11/18/14

. . . an FAU spokesperson says Federal Law requires all universities to offer training to students about sexual assault and prevention.

"Nationally, approximately 20 percent of women report being assaulted while in college. To help reduce this percentage, federal law now requires all universities offer training to students about sexual assault and prevention, and the U.S. Department of Education recommends mandatory training for all incoming students. To comply with this federal mandate, universities throughout Florida and the nation are rolling out similar training modules," FAU spokesperson Joshua Glanzer said in a statement released to WPTV.

Glanzer says only one percent of the 8000 students required to take the training have expressed concerns.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Public university requires students disclose sexual history" by Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Reporter, Campus Reform 11/18/14

Students were required to answer these questions or they could not register for classes.

[FAU spokesman Joshua] Glanzer told Campus Reform that employees are required to take the training as well but was unsure if FAU required the training of all employees or only new hires.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Here’s Why Colleges Are Suddenly Demanding Students’ Sex Histories" by Tess Barker, MTV News 11/19/14


. . . the chief instructional designer [of the sex survey], Jeremy Beckman, tells MTV News that it’s currently being used at hundreds of U.S. schools.

MTV News: How many schools are using the program? Which are some of the most well-known ones?

Jeremy Beckman: Over 200 schools are using the program, and that number is growing, especially now because we’ve rolled out a program that is for graduate students. … I can’t divulge [which schools], it does include a variety from small schools to large schools, private and state schools. Geographically, it’s very diverse — all over the United States.

MTV: What is the motivation behind the program?

. . . Providing training to your students is going to be required [by the U.S. Department of Education]. . . . To be honest with you, asking these questions isn’t our idea. The [federal] Campus SaVE Act is also going to strongly suggest universities take a campus climate [sex] survey…so the types of questions we’re asking are right in line with what schools are going to ask anyway.

To read the entire interview above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Relax Parents, Sexting Simply How Kids Flirt Today

And read Gay Savage Sells Sex App for University of Oregon to Students

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Obama Top Homosexual Arrested — Anal Sex with Boy

President Obama's foremost fund raiser in Oregon and a founder of the most-acclaimed homosexualist organization, the Human Rights Campaign, has been indicted by a Lane County grand jury on two counts of felony sodomy of a young boy as well as sexual abuse.
"Terry Bean is a highly respected community leader who has devoted his life to bettering our community."
-- Kristen Winemiller, Bean's Portland attorney
Not surprisingly, this story is NOT being widely reported.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:


(Another) Homosexual Predator, Honored by President Obama, Arrested

Pedophilia NOT a Crime, Says Obama-supporting Professor

White House Says Gay Recruitment of Kids Successful

Drama-teaching Gay Sex Offenders, Trend in California School

Milwaukee Gay Pride Leader Arrested for Seeking Sex with Minor

However, poll finds that Most Americans Say Gay Men Untrustworthy with Boys

Also read the homosexualist who says: We Recruit Kids for Sexual Deviancy



-- From "Terry Bean arrested on sex-crime charges" by Peter Wong, Portland Tribune 11/19/14

Detectives from the sex crimes unit of the Portland Police Bureau brought Bean, 66, to the Multnomah County Detention Center on Wednesday.

He is expected to be arraigned later in Lane County Circuit Court in connection with a 2013 incident involving a 15-year-old boy. Charges are expected to include two counts of third-degree sodomy, which is a felony, and one count of third-degree sex abuse, a misdemeanor.

He also has raised money for President Barack Obama and other Democrats, including Bill Clinton and Al Gore. He is an at-large member of the Democratic National Committee.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Lane County grand jury indicts prominent gay rights activist Terrence Bean in 2013 case involving a 15-year-old boy" by Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian 11/19/14

Bean, 66, a prominent gay rights activist and major Democratic Party fundraiser, was arrested at his home in Southwest Portland and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 10:12 a.m.

Bean has been one of the state's biggest Democratic donors and an influential figure in gay rights circles in the state. He helped found two major national political groups, the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, and has been a major contributor for several Democratic presidential candidates, including Barack Obama. He's also a close friend of former Gov. Barbara Roberts.

Bean's Flickr account shows him talking with Obama at several events, posing with first lady Michelle Obama and numerous other political figures, including former President Bill Clinton.  A blog post from his sister, Sue Surdam Bean, detailed her brother's work on a July 24, 2012 Obama fundraiser in Portland.  She included three photos of Terry Bean's ride on Air Force One with Obama to a subsequent event in Seattle.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor" by Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week Newspaper (Portland, OR) 11/19/14

The arrest comes after a six-month investigation that began with allegations Bean secretly made video recordings of men having sex in his bedroom. As WW reported in June, Bean accused a former lover, Kiah Lawson [age 25], of attempting to extort him over the discovery of a hidden camera. In the spring, Bean sought to keep the allegations secret and tried to reach a $40,000 settlement with Lawson.

After WW began asking questions, Bean went to the police asking them to investigate his allegations. Bean also handed over to police what he said was evidence of additional illegal activity by Lawson and others.

Lawson told WW that early this year he had discovered a hidden camera in a smoke detector above Bean's bed. Lawson claimed he was in more than one video that was made without his knowledge, and that video recording also captured at least a half dozen men “in a state of nudity engaged in intimate acts with [Bean].”

Bean made millions as a real estate developer and used his wealth to promote political causes, primarily gay rights.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Ex-boyfriend of Terry Bean arrested" by Peter Wong, Portland Tribune 11/20/14

Kiah Loy Lawson, 25, surrendered to Portland police early Thursday.

Like Bean, Lawson faces charges in Lane County Circuit Court in connection with an incident involving a 15-year-old boy. Pending are two counts of third-degree sodomy, a felony, and one court of third-degree sex abuse, a misdemeanor.

A Thursday release by the bureau offered no other details except that the investigation was continuing.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Lobby Purchases Politicians & Same-sex 'Marriage'

In addition, read Pedophilia is Sexual Orientation, Like 'Being Gay' and also read Normalization of Pedophilia Urged by Psychiatrists

And read Judge Says Incest OK; It's the New Gay

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fla. Judgement-free Health Club Boots Pro-life Man

When Michael Amoroso, 70, wore attire from his collection of pro-life T-shirts into Planet Fitness in Orange City, Florida — Home of the Judgement Free Zone® — he was told to leave because his shirt reading “pray to end abortion” was offensive.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Google Bans Pro-life Ads, as Abortionists Demand

Shoppers' Prayers Forbidden at Georgia Mall

Connecticut School Censors 'Controversial' Pro-life Kids

California School Bans Books by Christian Authors

Bible Banned from 'Higher Education' Across America

Also read myriad examples of Christian T-shirt censorship in the land of the free.



-- From "Man told to change or leave Planet Fitness after wearing anti-abortion shirts" posted at WFTV-TV9 (Orlando, FL) 11/17/14

. . . for Amoroso, it's about freedom of speech. He said he has nothing against women who chose abortion, but one day would like to see an end to abortions. He added that he's upset the shirts offended someone, but said at least it's starting a conversation about the topic.

"This doesn't deter you even though people are offended from wearing these?" asked [reporter Shannon] Butler.

"No, I might wear them more," said Amoroso.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Planet Fitness Kicks Out Man From Gym Twice for Wearing 'Offensive' Pro-Life T-Shirt" by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com 11/18/14

Planet Fitness is disclaiming any responsibility — saying its gyms are independently owned and operated.

Bryan Kemper, a pro-life activist with Stand True who is known for his extensive collection of pro-life t-shirts, talked with Amoroso.

“. . . Planet Fitness wants people to think they are a 'judgement free zone' while casting judgement on Michael for a pro-life t-shirt,” Kemper continued. “Michael’s shirt read, 'abortion kills a person' and he thought that if he wore a less abrasive shirt that maybe they would not cast judgement on him. He was wrong. Michael came back the next day wearing a shirt that read, 'pray to end abortion' and he was approached again and asked to leave.”

“. . . Michael is not yelling at people or trying to start debates in the gym, he simply works out and practices free speech with a t-shirt,” Kemper added.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Atheists, Liberals Lament Recent Supreme Court Religious Liberty Rulings

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All Abortion Outlawed by Georgia City Council

Abortion advocates say that Roe v. Wade is being challenged by the city council of Rossville, Georgia because it voted unanimously on a first reading in favor of Ordinance #481 to ban all abortion except to save the life of the mother.  Rossville currently has no abortion clinics, but Mayor Teddy Harris said that the council is taking a proactive stance to keep the city peaceful.

For background, read 2014 Election: Christians Defeat Abortionists in Tennessee Vote and also read Abortion Clinic Closings Set Record; Abortionists Admit Defeat





-- From "Rossville bans abortion clinics, pill mills" by Hannah Smith, Chattanooga Times Free Press 11/11/14

In a work meeting before they would sign the ordinances, council members asked Rossville Mayor Teddy Harris what had prompted these two ordinances to come up. He said a town resident had come to him asking if the methadone clinic in the city was legal. That clinic is, but Harris said the question got him thinking about other businesses they might wish to keep outside of Rossville.

There is no abortion clinic in Rossville, and the ordinance does allow for abortions to occur within the city if they occur at a hospital by a licensed physician, are deemed by that doctor to be necessary to save the woman's life, and the doctor can certify that the baby would not survive out of the womb.

The same logic was used for why they want to keep pill mills out of the city. Pill mills are clinics that claim to be pain centers many times, but in reality illegally dispense controlled pain medications to those who may be addicted or do not have a prescription.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Rossville lawmakers rethink abortion ordinance" by Mike O’Neal, The Catoosa County News 11/16/14

As originally written, Rossville’s ordinance is more restrictive than state or federal law.

Rossville’s ordinance goes beyond state law by stating, in section 2(d):

“It shall not be unlawful for a licensed physician to prescribe that abortion services take place within the limits of the city of Rossville, provided that the physician finds the abortion services are necessary in order to save the life of the mother, the abortion services are per-formed in a hospital and the physician can certify that the unborn child would not be able to live outside of the womb.”

After questions about the legality of the council’s action were raised, mayor Teddy Harris said the ordinance is being reviewed and will be rewritten as necessary to comply with all state and federal statutes.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read President Obama Praises Abortion on 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pope Refutes Homosexualists: Kids Need Mom & Dad

The liberal media has virtually blacked out Pope Francis at this week's “Complementarity of Man and Woman” conference because of his opening statement supporting natural marriage.
"The [natural] family is the foundation of co-existence and a remedy against social fragmentation. Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child’s development and emotional maturity. . . . [Therefore, we place] emphasis on the benefits that marriage can provide to children, the spouses themselves, and to society."
-- Pope Francis 11/17/14
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Pope Blasts Liberal 'christians' as Pagans

Pope Cracks Down on American Liberal Nuns, Priests

Pope Disappoints Liberals by Opposing 'Gay Adoption'

Pope Said the Gay Agenda is the Work of the Devil

-- From "Pope Reinforces Traditional Family Values" by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press 11/17/14

The three-day conference opened just weeks after Francis presided over a divisive meeting of the world's bishops who split on issues such as gay unions and divorced and remarried Catholics.

During the two-week meeting, progressive bishops sought a much broader, welcoming tone of acceptance and welcome to gays and remarried Catholics, whereas conservatives like [Cardinal Gerhard] Mueller sought to reinforce church teaching on the indissolubility of marriage between man and woman.

Conference organizers and Vatican officials have stressed that the three-day conference was in no way a response to the [above referenced two-week] synod. But the timing couldn't have been better to reinforce the conservative backlash against proposals for the Catholic Church to be more welcoming to gays.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Vatican opens conference on traditional marriage" by Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post 11/17/14


The three-day “Complementarity of Man and Woman” conference includes global faith leaders including prominent U.S. evangelical pastors Rick Warren and Russell Moore, former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Jonathan Sacks and Anglican, Muslim, Pentecostal and Hindu leaders. For the first time, a top Mormon leader – Henry Eyring – is in official attendance at a Vatican conference.

Also attending are Dr. Eugene Rivers, a prominent Pentecostal minister from Boston and his wife, Dr. Jacqueline C. Rivers, who leads a research center on the black church.

In the next few days participants will hear various concepts of male-female “complementarianism” from leaders coming from places including Scotland, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, Nigeria, France and the United States. To some that term that translates into explicit roles for men and women—in society, in the family, in religious institutional life. Francis in his opening remarks used – as has become typical – less specific language.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Francis urges de-politicization of family, confirms US visit" by Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter 11/17/14

While speakers at the event have shied away from directly addressing or criticizing same-sex unions, most left little doubt about their view of such relationships.

German Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, spoke after the pontiff and focused his remarks on the male and female imagery found in the creation stories of Genesis.

Tying the imagery of the Adam and Eve in the Genesis story to mankind's relationship with God, Muller stated: "When we forget sexual difference, then it becomes difficult to understand the marriage bond between God and his people."

". . . our compassion for those who choose to live differently should not prohibit us from being advocates," said [Rabbi Jonathan] Sacks, referring to traditional marriage as "the best means for which we have discovered for nurturing future generations."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Full text: Pope Francis’s opening address to Humanum conference" posted at Catholic Herald 11/17/14

Dear sisters and brothers,

I warmly greet you. I thank Cardinal Muller for his words with which he introduced our meeting. . . .

It is fitting that you have gathered here in this international colloquium to explore the complementarity of man and woman. This complementarity is a root of marriage and family. . . . Complementarity will take many forms as each man and woman brings his or her distinctive contributions to their marriage and to the formation of their children . . .

We know that today marriage and the family are in crisis. We now live in a culture of the temporary, in which more and more people are simply giving up on [natural] marriage as a public commitment. . . .

[I urge you,] Do not fall into the trap of being swayed by political notion. [Natural] Family is an anthropological fact – a socially and culturally related fact. We cannot qualify it based on ideological notions or concepts important only at one time in history. We can’t think of conservative or progressive notions. Family is a family. It can’t be qualified by ideological notions. Family is per se. It is a strength per se.

I pray that your colloquium will be an inspiration to all who seek to support and strengthen the union of man and woman in marriage as a unique, natural, fundamental and beautiful good for persons, communities, and whole societies.

To read the full statement above by Pope Francis, CLICK HERE.

Also read Pope Francis Decries Abortion; Vatican Says Media Distort Him

Sunday, November 16, 2014

School Bans Jesus Talk During Free Time: Colorado

Lawyers representing Chase Windebank will argue in court that Pine Creek High School of Academy School District No. 20 near Colorado Springs lacks constitutional authority to restrict the senior and other students from gathering during an open period at school to discuss their Christian faith.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Florida Teacher Bans Bible in Free Time, Parents Sue

Jesus & Chaplains Banned from Florida Schools Football

Arizona Schools Ban Christian Football Coaches

'Bless You' After Sneeze Gets Tennessee Student Suspended

South Carolina School Bans Jesus from Prayers after Atheists Threaten

Oklahoma, Delaware & Maine Schools Assures Wisconsin Atheists: No Praying Here

Also read Most Americans Support Prayer in School: Poll

-- From "Colorado high school sued over ban on student prayer group" by Daniel Wallis, Reuters 11/10/14

"Public schools should encourage the free exchange of ideas," Alliance [ADF] Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco said in a statement on Monday, after the lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on Friday.

"Instead, this school implemented an ill-conceived ban that singles out religious speech for censorship during free time."

The Alliance got involved in the Pine Creek case after a senior, Chase Windebank, said he and other students were stopped from meeting in an unoccupied choir room twice a week to pray, sing Christian songs, and discuss topical issues from a religious perspective.

[The lawsuit] said the school told the students the meetings, which had been taking place for three years, could continue, but that any religious speech must stop.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "High School Bans Students From Holding Prayer Group in Free Time" by Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal 11/11/14

Citing “separation of church and state,” officials at Pine Creek High School told Chase Windebank, a senior, that he and his classmates no longer were allowed to use an unoccupied choir room for religious purposes.

The school grants students such as Windebank, who are in good academic standing, permission to leave during the second half of their homeroom seminar. While other classmates spent that time reading, studying, texting, snacking, socializing, or meeting in school clubs, Windebank held a prayer group.

After Assistant Principal James Lucas told Windebank on Sept. 29 that he could hold his prayer meetings only before or after school hours, he consulted lawyers at Alliance Defending Freedom [ADF], seeking protection of his right to freedom of religion and speech.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Colorado Senior Sues High School for Prohibiting Student-led Prayer, Hymn Singing" by Stephanie Samuel, Christian Post Reporter 11/12/14

[Chase Windebank's] group met following the warning but refrained from praying in an attempt to comply with the new free time policy. The group also tried meeting before school to pray, however attendance dropped from 90 students to 20 because of how difficult it is to arrive at school early.

The high school senior, with the help of ADF, is now asking the court to issue an injunction preventing the school from "denying his right to engage in Christian religious expression."

In a letter to ADF, Director for Legal Relations Patricia Richardson defended the school's decision to discourage the students from meeting during the school day stating "In accordance with the Equal Access Act, non-curriculum related groups such as Chase's prayer group, may meet at Pine Creek High School during non-instructional time." Richardson quoted the administrative policy to define "non-instructional time" as "time set aside for each school before actual classroom instruction begins or after actual classroom instructions ends."

Pine Creek's handbook states seminar is a time to "develop a sense of community; to build lines of communication; to provide community and school services; and to have focused academic time."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Colorado Springs student sues high school for banning prayer group" by Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times 11/11/14

In the lawsuit . . . [ADF] attorneys contend that students who meet certain academic criteria are allowed at “open time” to “engage in a virtually unlimited variety of activities of the students’ own choosing, including hanging out in the cafeteria and other open areas with friends, playing on their phones, meeting together for expressive activities (including both formally recognized clubs and unofficial groups), and going outside to hang out together.”

The lawsuit contends that the district’s policy gives “unbridled discretion to District officials to decide what forms of expression students are permitted to engage in during open time of Seminar period and to ban any other expression — including the religious singing, prayer, and discussion of religious topics — at the whim of the officials.”

As a result, the district has sanctioned a “content-based restriction in an otherwise open forum for student expression” and “viewpoint discrimination, which is unconstitutional in any type of forum,” says the lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court, names the school district, Pine Creek principal Kolette Black and assistant principal James Lucas as defendants.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of public prayer, and read the resulting resurgence in public prayer following the Supreme Court decision including the long list of states enacting laws to bring prayer back to schools.