Education ADF sues school that stopped child from sharing religious Valentines | OneNewsNow

Bible study after school ban overturned as NY Superintendent reverses decision | Christian Post

ADF sues school district to allow religious notes in valentines | Newsmax

Lawsuit filed after teacher throws away child’s Valentine’s Day message | Christian Today

School fails to silence pro-life message | OneNewsNow

Nazareth area school district policy on Valentine’s Day cards needs to be revoked, attorney says | The Express-Times

Parents claim school banned son’s God-themed Valentine’s Day cards – and now they’re suing | The Blaze

Nazareth rejects Jesus, gets sued | WND

Parents sue Nazareth Area School District over son’s Valentine’s Day card for classmates | WFMZ

No honor in his hometown: Jesus not welcome in Nazareth school

SC elementary school fights for right to hold graduation at university chapel | OneNewsNow

Pro-life groups face opposition in American high schools | National Catholic Register

CT high school Students for Life group wins free speech battle | Breitbart

High school banning pro-life group’s fetal models caves, restores free speech | LifeNews

Victory: CT high school restores pro-life student free speech | ChristianNewsWire

Why are atheists up in arms over fifth-grade graduation? | Charisma News

ADF: Atheist group’s objections to SC school’s graduation ceremony unfounded

US: University U-turn over pro-life display

University of Alabama apologizes for removing pro-life display | Christian News

University of Alabama apologizes to pro-life group for removing display | Christian Post

U. of Ala. apologizes for removing “offensive” pro-life display

Ferguson Center director issues apology to pro-life group | Crimson White

Alabama student group asks official to apologize for removal of pro-life poster | University Herald

Students for Life Group of the Year faces discrimination | Live Action News

Atheists: Stop feeding starving children or else! | Charisma News

University of Alabama takes down pro-life display, calling it “offensive” | LifeSiteNews

University of Alabama secretly censors pro-life display | National Review

Atheists work to block charity from feeding starving kids | Charisma

Atheists to school district: Stop helping starving children! | Patheos

University of Alabama removes “offensive” pro-life display | LifeNews

University of Alabama removes “offensive” pro-life display | WORLD

U. of Ala. removes “offensive” pro-life display

Atheist group demands school stop allowing students to help starving children

Texas man’s Tattooed Jesus ad sparks first amendment legal battle | The Blaze

“Jesus Tattoo” ad barred from school jumbotron

“Jesus Tattoo” ad barred from jumbotron

PA: Ruling on student speech spurs policy review | Valley News Dispatch

Religious Freedom Sunday: Opportunity to be reminded of students’ rights | One News Now

12 songs approved by Uncle Sam: VA blasted for censoring Christmas music | One News Now

Legal group demands Augusta VA welcome all caroling | Augusta Chronicle

School: Lil’ Wayne is fine, but Jesus is not | Todd Starnes at Fox News

Student Sues School District For Allegedly Banning ‘see You At The Pole’ Fliers That Included Bible Verses | The Blaze

Lawsuit Filed Against Kansas School for Banning ‘See You at the Pole’ Fliers With Bible Verses | Christian Post

Kansas School Bans, Destroys Student Fliers Containing Bible Verses | Persecution.org (Charisma)

Seventh grader files lawsuit after school staff destroys prayer flyers | Fox4kc.com

Kansas school bans fliers with Bible verses, OKs poster with drug reference | Examiner.com

Kansas School Bans ‘See You at the Pole’ Flier With Bible Verses | Charisma News

Christmas music returns to New Jersey school | One News Now

New Jersey School Lifts Controversial Ban on Christmas Carols | Christian Post

New Jersey School Bans Christian Christmas Music | Persecution.org

    Persecution.org: Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal firm specializing in religious liberty cases, fired off a letter to the New Jersey grinches – reminding them that it’s perfectly constitutional to sing “Joy to the World.” “Schools should not have to think twice about whether they can allow students to perform Christmas carols,” said Legal Counsel Matthew Sharp. “Courts have unanimously upheld their inclusion in school productions–even when songs deal with Christian themes that are naturally a part of the holiday.” The Alliance Defending Freedom letter explains that “every federal court to examine the issue has determined that including Christmas carols and other religious music in school choir programs fully complies with the First Amendment.”


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N.J. School District Banning Christmas Carols at Elementary Schools Put on Notice by Religious Freedom Advocacy Group | Christian Post

NJ School District Wages War on Christmas, Bans Carols | Charisma

Separation of Church and Choir for Gilroy High School | KION 46 (CBS)

ACLU’s Opposition To Pre-game Prayer Shows It Is No “Champion” Of Students’ Rights | Matt Sharp

Court approval remains behind student prayers | One News Now

Students gather at flagpoles for prayer

    Baptist Press: The Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal ministry that “advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith”, has made available a memo explaining students’ First Amendment rights to participate in the event. “Christian students should not be prevented from peacefully expressing their beliefs outside of class time. They don’t abandon their constitutional freedoms at the schoolhouse gate,” ADF Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco said in a release announcing the memo’s availability. “The First Amendment protects freedom of speech for all students, regardless of the students’ religious or political beliefs.” . . . he First Amendment protects students’ freedom to engage in the event’s prayer and worship, ADF Legal Counsel Matt Sharp said in the release. “Public school officials who say otherwise are misinformed,” he said. “We hope our legal memo clarifies the freedom of students to hold and participate in this event.” To view the ADF memo, visit: http://www.adfmedia.org/files/SYATPLetter.pdf


  • Posted: 09/27/2013
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School will allow mother to pray on campus | One News Now

Christian Mother Regains Right to Pray for NH School’s Safety After Legal Group’s Intervention | Christian Post

Mother Banned From Giving Sermons On Public School Steps, Returns To Do It Silently

NH High School Affirms Parent’s Freedom to Pray

Mother Barred From Praying on Steps of New Hampshire School Now Praying Silently on Campus

Praying mom back at NH school, praying silently

Mother now praying silently on Concord High campus | Concord Monitor

Praying mom now has legal representation | One News Now

Mom’s School Prayers Stir Legal Fight in N.H. | Concord Monitor

    Concord Monitor: The Alliance Defending Freedom will provide legal services to Lizarda Urena of Concord to challenge the Concord School District’s decision to disallow her from praying on school property . . . Matthew Sharp, general counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, said yesterday the group has not filed a lawsuit and is still determining how to move forward. The group provides all legal services pro bono.
    “We think the facts in this one really matter,” Sharp said. “She was (praying) passively. I think she was providing a great example there of just a mother that is passionate about wanting what’s best for her kids.” Sharp argues that Urena’s speech is protected under the First Amendment and that the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s assertion that her praying violates the separation of church and state is “blatantly false.” “It’s the private speech of a parent, not the endorsed speech of the school,” he said.


  • Posted: 08/12/2013
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New Hampshire district tells mom she can no longer pray on school’s steps | Fox News (AP)

Arizona group to help NH mom fight to pray near school | KTAR