Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Christian Clubs OK in Virginia Schools

A federal judge has found unconstitutional a Virginia school district's policies that discriminated against the Child Evangelism Fellowship's Good News Clubs because of their religious nature.

-- From "Good News Clubs welcome in VA school district" by Jeff Johnson - OneNewsNow - 8/12/2008

The Williamsburg-James City, Virginia, School District argued it was required to charge the Good News Clubs rent for after-school meetings . . .

Yesterday (August 11) U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson of Newport News . . . ordered the school to stop charging Good News Clubs for facilities that are made available to secular groups for free.

The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that schools may not discriminate against religion-based extra-curricular clubs when student groups expressing non-religious viewpoints are allowed to operate on campus. Good News Clubs, according to a Liberty Counsel press release, teach children "respect, good citizenship, moral values, and character development from a biblical perspective."

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