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Doors Open for Christian Clubs in Public Schools

Posted by thelamp on January 8, 2007

A federal appeals court has ruled that a South Carolina public school district violated the constitutional rights of a student-led Christian club.

On Dec. 17, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Anderson School District Five policy of denying a religious club free meeting space violated the First Amendment. The club, Child Evangelism Fellowship was charged a fee to use school facilities, even though the district waived fees for clubs such as the local Democratic Party, scouting groups and the YMCA, among others.

“This is a tremendous victory, particularly at a time when impressionable young people are being inundated with unhealthy, non-Christian influences,” said Pastor Rod Parsley. “Without the opportunity to evangelize and fellowship children and teens will be tempted to participate in activities that lead them away from God rather than encourage them to remain on the path of righteousness.”

Christian clubs have a positive influence on public school campuses and should not be intimidated. In fact they should be welcomed and encouraged. It’s time for the government to understand that Christians won’t tolerate the suppression of religious expression.

Good News Clubs are wonderful organizations. They teach character and morality – two characteristics sorely lacking in society.

The ruling now opens the doors for Good News Clubs and other Christian clubs in public schools nationwide.



One Response to “Doors Open for Christian Clubs in Public Schools”

  1. Daniel said

    A win for faith and freedom is always good news. Thanks for sharing it.

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