Thursday, January 10, 2019

Suit Challenges School Limits on Flyer Distribution For Bible Event

A suit was filed this week in a California federal district court against the Huntington Beach School District for barring a 2nd and a 5th-grade student from handing out flyers promoting Focus on the Family's "Bring Your Bible to School Day."  The complaint (full text) in M.B. v. Huntington Beach City School District, (CD CA, filed 1/7/2019),  contends that plaintiffs' free speech, free exercise, equal protection and due process rights were infringed by not allowing them to distribute the flyers at lunch, recess and other non-instructional times during the school day. School officials limited the distribution to before- and after-school hours. OC Weekly reports on the lawsuit.