School Boots Christian Club, Keeps Gay-Straight Alliance Club

A high school finds itself the target of a federal lawsuit after it disbanded a student Christian club, but left others, including the gay-straight alliance.

 

 

 

A high school finds itself the target of a federal lawsuit after it disbanded a student Christian club for what it called budgetary reasons, but left dozens of other clubs active.

The Alliance Defense Fund filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Half Hollow Hills High School East on Long Island. ADF says the four year-old Christian club Ichthus was cancelled, while other clubs like a gay-straight alliance, Amnesty International, a fashion club, a future lawyers of America, and a Constitution club are all allowed to continue.

The school principal says cancelling Ichthus isn't discrimination and was based solely on financial concerns. He also said the funding for Ichthus was cut along with about 16 other clubs. He says a total of three clubs were cancelled.

What do you think? Do you feel the Ichthus club was unfairly targeted? Do you think it should be reinstated? Do you think schools should allow religious clubs?  Do you think they should allow gay-straight clubs?

For more background check out www.alliancedefensefund.org where you can read the entire news release and the lawsuit.

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