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Education Reporter
NUMBER 246 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS JULY 2006

Court Ruling Supports Bible Study Club's Rights

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A Texas middle school's listing for a Bible club in Plano Independent School District (PISD) was removed from the school's internet web site. Students Witnessing Absolute Truth (SWAT) filed a lawsuit. A federal judge said the dispute involved "the flagrant denial for equal access guaranteed to SWAT" and found that the harm done to the group "is irreparable because it inhibits the exercise of Plaintiff's First Amendment freedoms of speech and religion."

The Christian club was granted a preliminary injunction "placing a sanction against the district to cease its discrimination against the student-led religious group for the duration of the suit."

Following the court ruling, PISD trustees approved a district policy to insure that Bible study groups would receive the same rights as other organizations. (Agape Press, 4-28-2006)


 
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