Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Good News Clubs Sues School District Over Discriminatory Fees

Yesterday Child Evangelism Fellowship filed a federal lawsuit against the Cleveland, Ohio school district alleging that an elementary school applied the school district's fee policy in a manner that discriminated against CEF's Christian-based Good News Clubs. The complaint (full text) in Child Evangelism Fellowship of Ohio, Inc. v. Cleveland Metropolitan School District, (ND OH, filed 8/13/2013) alleges that the school district violated CEF's 1st and 14th Amendment rights by imposing a facilities use fee on it for use of school space for after-school meetings, but waiving the fee for the Boy Scouts. Liberty Counsel announced the filing of the lawsuit.