Matthew Sharp: Faced with controversy, Desert Sands Unified chose censorship

District refunds brick fundraisers

Fox’s Peter Johnson Jr. Supports Holy Brick Bearing Persecuted Christians

California School District cancels memorial fundraiser over Bible verse bricks

School Turns Away Big Money in Order to Avoid a Dose of Religion

    Meredith Carroll at the Strollerderby Blog (Babble.com): Christians should be allowed to express themselves on public school campuses just like everyone else,” David Cortman, an attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund, said in a written statement to Fox News. Alliance Defense Fund, a conservative Christian organization, initiated the lawsuit for the two women involved. “It is cowardly to shut down everyone’s participation in this program simply out of animosity toward Christian speech. There is absolutely nothing unconstitutional about a Bible verse on a brick when a school opens up a program for anyone to express a personal message. The school could simply have allowed the Bible verses, but instead, it chose to punish everyone.”


  • Posted: 06/16/2011
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California school district cancels $45,000 fundraiser over Bible verses in bricks

    Herald Sun: Christians should be allowed to express themselves on public school campuses just like everyone else,” David Cortman, a lawyer for the Alliance Defense Fund, said in a written statement. Alliance Defense Fund, a conservative Christian organisation, initiated the lawsuit for Hart and Caronna. “It is cowardly to shut down everyone’s participation in this program simply out of animosity toward Christian speech,” Mr Cortman said. “There is absolutely nothing unconstitutional about a Bible verse on a brick when a school opens up a program for anyone to express a personal message. The school could simply have allowed the Bible verses, but instead, it chose to punish everyone.”


  • Posted: 06/15/2011
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California School District Cancels Fundraiser After Submission of Scripture-Inscribed Bricks

    FoxNews.com: “Christians should be allowed to express themselves on public school campuses just like everyone else,” David Cortman, an attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund, said in a written statement. Alliance Defense Fund, a conservative Christian organization, initiated the lawsuit for Hart and Caronna. “It is cowardly to shut down everyone’s participation in this program simply out of animosity toward Christian speech,” Cortman said. “There is absolutely nothing unconstitutional about a Bible verse on a brick when a school opens up a program for anyone to express a personal message. The school could simply have allowed the Bible verses, but instead, it chose to punish everyone.”


  • Posted: 06/15/2011
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Calif. High School Rejects Bible-Verse Bricks, Bails on Fundraiser

Everyone gets punished

Fundraiser Ended Over Bible Verses

High School Fundraiser Canceled Over Bible Verses

Scripture verses too much for Calif. school

District would rather censor Christians than raise funds

    WorldNetDaily: “Rather than allow the verses on a few pavers along walkways at Palm Desert High School, the Desert Sands Unified School District censored everyone participating in the program and refunded their money,” ADF announced . . . “Christians should be allowed to express themselves on public school campuses just like everyone else,” said ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman. “It is cowardly to shut down everyone’s participation in this program simply out of animosity toward Christian speech. There is absolutely nothing unconstitutional about a Bible verse on a brick when a school opens up a program for anyone to express a personal message. The school could simply have allowed the Bible verses, but instead, it chose to punish everyone.” . . .


  • Posted: 06/10/2011
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Goodbye yellow brick road: Calif. high school a dead end for free speech

Desert Sands Unified School District inks $45K in refund checks over Bible bricks

Catholic League: Christian and Sikh Students’ Rights

LAUSD says boy can use religious song at show

Another brick in the wall of separation?

California Bible Brick Lawsuit Echoes Earlier Scripture Censorship Cases

    Yahoo News: With the help of the Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), Sheryl Caronna (of Rancho Mirage, Calif.) and Lou Ann Hart (of Palm Desert, Calif.) are protesting the exclusion of the Scripture-engraved pavers they purchased in a Palm Desert High School fundraiser from an on-campus walkway . . . “Christians shouldn’t be discriminated against and excluded from expressing their faith on public high school campuses when that door of communication is open to virtually everyone else,” said ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman. “The government cannot single out Christians because their religious viewpoint does not coincide with campus orthodoxy. Christians have the same First Amendment- protected rights as everyone else does on public school campuses, and their messages are no less worthy of exposure than other individuals.”


  • Posted: 01/31/2011
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“Separation of church and state” strikes again

District taking money, but censoring Christians?

Cali school speaks out on brick paver controversy

Bible verses forbidden

Desert Sands Unified School District faces federal lawsuit

CA: School sued over religious brick

Suit challenges school’s refusal to install pavers with Biblical verses

Cali high school forbids Bible-based brick pavers