Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Good News Club Claims Unequal Treatment By School District

A suit was filed in an Indiana federal district court yesterday against the Pike County, Indiana School District by the Good News Clubs alleging discriminatory treatment by the school district. The complaint (full text) in Child Evangelism Fellowship of Indiana, Inc. v. Indiana Metropolitan School District of Pike County, (SD IN, filed 5/8/2017), alleges that the school district charged Good News Clubs a fee for after-school use of elementary school facilities while waiving the fee for other community organizations. It also contends that Good News Clubs were denied the right to distribute literature through the schools while other community groups with whom the school partnered were permitted to do so. The suit asserts violations of the 1st and 14th Amendment. Liberty counsel issued a press release announcing the filing of the lawsuit.