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Video: Faith-Based Community Service Rejected At High School; Student Sues Claiming Policy is Unconstitutional | Fox News
Fox News (includes video with Jordan and Sarah Stites): Attorney Jordan Lorence, from the Alliance Defense Fund that is proceeding with the lawsuit, weighed in saying that they’re suing based on the First Amendment and free exercise of religion. He said the way the policy is currently written is problematic and needs to be changed, calling it unconstitutional.
One News Now: Matt Sharp of the Alliance Defense Fund says he applauds Fairfax County Virginia schools for trying to right this wrong. However, ADF is continuing with the lawsuit — and Sharp explains why. “They can’t just stop there. There’s this unconstitutional policy that underlies this whole case,” says the ADF attorney. “The school district-wide policy … prohibits any credit for community service work done … if that community service work is done at a church.”
Greeley Gazette: The Alliance Defense Fund is helping an honor student in Alexandria, Virginia after she was denied community service credit because her volunteering was faith-based rather than secular in nature. Matt Sharp, litigation counsel with the ADF, says his client, 17-year-old Sarah Stites, is claiming discrimination because she was denied any credit toward her 12 required community service hours because her work was done at her local church.