Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Suit Claims Viewpoint Discrimination In School District's Refusal of Religious Ad

Alliance Defending Freedom yesterday announced the filing of a lawsuit in federal district court in Texas challenging the refusal by the Lubbock Independent School District to accept an ad from for display during high school football games on the district's jumbotron.  The school district says that the Establishment Clause bars the use of government property for religious advertisements.  The complaint in Little Pencil v. Lubbock Independent School District claims unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination because other non-school-related organizations, including other religious groups, are permitted to advertise.

UPDATE: Here is the full text of the complaint in Little Pencil, LLC v. Lubbock Independent School District, (ND TX, filed 1/28/2014).