Girl sues school district over Christmas party invitations
If you read between the lines here, you see a father who has raised his daughter to proselytize at school. You will hear outrage from the religious right about “religious freedom” because of this case, but in reality it’s about evangelical churches wanting to recruit at our schools.
If invites can go out for Church Events, then it’s only a short step to having most schools papered with church bulletins and flyers. Make no bones about it, there are churches out there who rabidly want to convert your children to their beliefs, even if they are already Christians. Putting Religion back into school would be a bad mistake.
A fifth-grade girl has sued the Pocono Mountain School District, claiming its policies on religious speech violated her First Amendment rights after her teacher and principal stopped her from giving classmates invitations to a church Christmas party.
The suit says because the district has policies specifically allowing the distribution of invitations to birthday parties, holiday parties, sports clubs, bowling leagues and other private and community events, its ban on invitations to a church event constitutes a discriminatory restriction on free speech.
The girl, identified in court papers only by the initials K.A., filed the suit through her father, Michael Ayers. She is represented by lawyers from the Alliance Defense Fund in suburban Atlanta, a group providing legal defense of religious freedom and values.