When a 5th grade student in Pennsylvania tried to hand out invitations to her birthday party being held at her church, she was told she could not do so. The school district said it violated school policy and the Constitution. The Alliance Defending Freedom got involved on behalf of the student to let the school know they were wrong. A recent article explains the schools position:
“The school district relied on two literature distribution policies, numbers 220 and 913, to justify its ban on the student’s fliers. It attempted to argue that the First Amendment freedoms of elementary-age students can be severely limited, but the 3rd Circuit rejected that argument, finding that ‘it is difficult to identify a constitutional justification for cabining the First Amendment protections…to older students.’ The court concluded, ‘The fact that K.A. was only in the fifth-grade and the invitation originated from her church does not mandate a different approach.’” It looks like the students rights will be upheld in this case, thankfully. Parents should take notice of cases like this so they can be prepared to defend their students rights when they are challenged, and they will be challenged. Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.