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The Federal 9th Circiut set to be overturned again

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by 2 Timothy2:1-4, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. 2 Timothy2:1-4

    2 Timothy2:1-4 New Member

    Dec 22, 2006
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    Posted: 9/14/07 Federal court says Seattle-area
    high school can deny charter to Bible club

    By Robert Marus

    Associated Baptist Press

    PORTLAND, Ore. (ABP)—A federal appeals court ruled a Washington state high school is not required to charter a Bible club, since the club allows only Christians to be full members.

    In Truth v. Kent Public School District, a unanimous three-judge panel of the Oregon-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Kentridge High School in Kent, Wash., does not have to offer official recognition to the Truth Bible Club.
    The decision stems from a 2003 lawsuit filed on behalf of two then-students at Kentridge by the conservative Christian legal group Alliance Defense Fund. The students sued after the district refused to charter the Truth club because the club intended to limit full membership to Christians who have professed a “belief in the Bible and in Jesus Christ.”

  2. Ivon Denosovich

    Ivon Denosovich New Member

    Sep 6, 2007
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    <mounting soapbox>

    The problem with public schools is the same problem resulting from all public property. Namely, when everyone owns something everyone is entitled to make the rules. Even conflicting ones. Taxpaying atheists have every right to demand all religion be removed from schools. Taxpaying religionists have every right to demand religion be inserted into schools. By default of both sides "owning" public property, both sides have equal claim. Both sides are right. Both sides are wrong. Such is the nature of public property: everyone owns it in theory, in reality no one owns it, and all sides feel they've been take to the cleaners. The only way to end this is to privatize public schools (property).

    <dismounting soapbox>