NY Suit Claims School Bias Over Bible Club Denial

Feb 5, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WCBS

ADF Senior Legal Counsel David Cortman says about four or five students were involved in Lindenhurst's Bible club.

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I think it is very sad to hear that the school district would not allow a bible club in the school. They have all kinds of clubs including a gay club.
I hope the student wins,
Carly

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They must deny the Christian kids their club so they can justify not allowing Muslim students to have one also.
you are so wrong

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Carly wrote:
They must deny the Christian kids their club so they can justify not allowing Muslim students to have one also.
Oh, so I guess since they have a Muslim Club than the excuse you make for them is wrong?
Pearls before Swine

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christians do have a club, it is called church.

“Out in the West Texas”

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Feb 7, 2009
 
Parent wrote:
I think it is very sad to hear that the school district would not allow a bible club in the school. They have all kinds of clubs including a gay club.
I hope the student wins,
It indeed is pathetic that any group of students who wish to form a club are prohibited from doing so, especially if other non-traditional clubs are allowed.

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Newnan, GA

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Feb 7, 2009
 
William Pena wrote:
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It indeed is pathetic that any group of students who wish to form a club are prohibited from doing so, especially if other non-traditional clubs are allowed.
I normally stand on the opposite side of many of your views....this one I share. It is indeed pathetic.
Lance

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Pearls before Swine wrote:
christians do have a club, it is called church.
So, I suppose a Mosque is a club? A synagogue is a club? No, church is not a club. Get your facts straight.
Clear Vision

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Feb 21, 2009
 
Lance wrote:
<quoted text>So, I suppose a Mosque is a club? A synagogue is a club? No, church is not a club. Get your facts straight.
Actually, this issue has already been decided by the Supreme Court in an 8-0 ruling. If a public school allows any type of clubs, they cannot deny the same access to a bible club. The district would be foolish to let this go to court and waste taxpayers money.

Since: Jul 08

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Feb 21, 2009
 
Lance wrote:
<quoted text>So, I suppose a Mosque is a club? A synagogue is a club? No, church is not a club. Get your facts straight.
Why is church not a club? Club is defined as a group of persons organized for a social, literary, athletic, political, or other purpose.
Lance

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Feb 22, 2009
 
liberal weenie wrote:
<quoted text>Why is church not a club? Club is defined as a group of persons organized for a social, literary, athletic, political, or other purpose.
Perhaps this link might help you to understand.
http://www.ucg.org/bsc/10/whychurch.htm
All about the booty

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Feb 24, 2009
 
any chicks in this club?
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I think it is so stupid that the school district would even contemplate banning any type of club, especially one that has been before the Supreme Court and won in so many cases. Why does our school district think they can spend our Hard Earned Tax dollars on a Legal Battle, one that will certainly lead to a victory on behalf of the plaintiff.(and rightfully so)It seems to me that the school district is Hell Bent on being Politically correct. And if history has taught us anything, Politically correct is------WRONG!

The Christian Bible Club is not a Church, it's a group of kids with a common interest. It's not about the parents, it's not about the teachers, it's about the kids. What are you afraid of Neil? Are there any protests going on outside your office because you are allowing a Gay and Lesbian club in the high school? Has anyone filed suit against you because you hired a gay teacher who only "Takes up space" for that club and teaches no subjects? I suspect you are afraid of offending the Gay and Lesbian community

It's not about them Neil, It's about the Christian Kids wanting a club!

It's time for the citizens of Lindenhurst to demand the resignation of the school superintendent. He has taken his job to a level of dictatorship, he spends haphazzardly, he is unfair, uniformed and quite frankly completely out of touch with the needs of this community. Neil, when you read this, TAKE NOTICE, you work for the citizens of Lindenhurst, WE DON"T WORK FOR YOU!
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Feb 26, 2009
 
Westside Community Schools v. Mergens. The school would be out of its mind to take this case to court, considering the ruling in the Mergens case. Are there no administrators in their district who know about the Supreme Court?
The case is already done. They get their club. End of story.

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Lance wrote:
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Perhaps this link might help you to understand.
http://www.ucg.org/bsc/10/whychurch.htm
So, the church is a club.
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Seriously wrote:
Westside Community Schools v. Mergens. The school would be out of its mind to take this case to court, considering the ruling in the Mergens case. Are there no administrators in their district who know about the Supreme Court?
The case is already done. They get their club. End of story.
This is typical of what happens to school administrators. Day in and Day out, they RULE over students. This gives them the feeling that since the students cower in their presence that anyone would cower to them. Until of course when they get home, then their wives show them who the real boss is.
Carly

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Feb 26, 2009
 
Seems to me all the needed to do was fill out some paper work. How hard could that possibly be? If there is a Muslim Club, obviously they filled out the proper paper work.

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/crime/ny-li...

“Hug Your Kids”

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Feb 26, 2009
 
liberal weenie wrote:
<quoted text>So, the church is a club.
You really aRe a weenie!

“Hug Your Kids”

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Feb 26, 2009
 
Carly wrote:
Seems to me all the needed to do was fill out some paper work. How hard could that possibly be? If there is a Muslim Club, obviously they filled out the proper paper work.
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/crime/ny-li...
Non-School groups like Boyscouts have to file this type of paperwork. It's a building Use Form, It's not intended for students, they are just snowballing these kids.

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Feb 27, 2009
 
lindy123 wrote:
<quoted text>You really aRe a weenie!
Coming from you, I will take that as a compliment.
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Apr 19, 2009
 
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