School District Can’t Discriminate Against Christian Groups
September 14, 2023 | California
A court ruling in a fight involving a California school district has resulted in a ruling that officials “can’t selectively enforce discriminatory policies against Christian groups, while exempting secular ones.”
The decision comes from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Fellowship of Christian Athletes v. San Jose Unified School District Board of Education.
The case was decided on First Amendment precedents.
The appeals court ruling addressed the decision by San Jose in 2019 to derecognize the FCA. It seems a teacher had complained about the FCA members discussing issues, including their faith, on campus. Specifically the teacher complained about the millennia-old biblical belief that marriage is between a woman and a man.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed an action against the school in 2020 but originally was denied a request for an injunction.
Now that has been reversed, based on the court’s ruling that the district possibly violated the FCA’s First Amendment rights.(Excerpt from WND.)