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May 26, 2005

School bars Christian song in talent show

From Agape Press:

A New Jersey school board is being sued for barring a second-grader from singing a Christian song at her school's talent show. The eight-year-old was told by local school officials she could not sing the song "Awesome God" in the show because doing so would be an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.

Alliance Defense Fund, a pro-family legal organization, is suing the Frenchtown School Board on behalf of the eight-year-old student. But after ADF filed suit against the school, a judge denied the legal group's request for a temporary restraining order that would allow the young student to sing her chosen vocal selection. Still, ADF attorney Jeremy Tedesco says the lawsuit will continue nevertheless, because his client has the right to freedom of expression at after-school events, and a school "cannot discriminate against only religious songs within that context."

The ADL needs to push this and get a big judgment against the school. This kind of unconstitutional censorship shouldn't be tolerated. Send a message, a loud and expensive message, to other government school administrators that they cannot get away with violating the Constitution.

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Posted by Danny Carlton at May 26, 2005 09:26 AM

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