When parents requested that the Club delay the start of its meetings in order to
allow nonparticipants to clear the area, the CEF again refused. As a rule, the
Good News Club seeks to convey the impression to students that it is in some
way a ...
Author: Katherine Stewart
Publisher: Hachette UK
In 2009, the Good News Club came to the public elementary school where journalist Katherine Stewart sent her children. The Club bills itself as an after-school Bible study, but Stewart soon discovered that its real mission is to convert children to fundamentalist Christianity. Astonished to discover that the Supreme Court had deemed this religious activity legal in public schools, Stewart began an investigative journey to dozens of cities across the nation to document the impact. As Stewart makes chillingly clear, the rapidly expanding network of Good News Clubs represents just one of a range of initiatives intended to insert religious values into public schools. Although they often appear to be spontaneous, local events, they are in fact organized and funded at a national level. Taken together, they represent a new strategy of the Religious Right in its long-running aim to "take back America," undermining our public education system and secular democracy itself.
Article 14 Legal Update Martha M . McCarthy In June 2001 the U . S . Supreme
Court delivered a signif - icant decision , Good News Club v . Milford Central
School , allowing a private Christian organization to hold its meetings in a New
Author: Fred Schultz
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The only apparent difference between the activity of Lamb's Chapel and the
activities of the Good News Club is that the Club chooses to teach moral lessons
from a Christian perspective through live storytelling and prayer, whereas Lamb's
Author: Lawrence D. Weinberg
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
However, a charter school, like any other public school, can accommodate students' religions: the law is clear about that too."
Good News Club v . Milford Central School While the Bronx Household and Full
Gospel Tabernacle cases involved policies which prohibited both religious
worship and religious instruction , neither dealt with a building use request for ...
Author: Naomi E. Gittins
Latest developments in the law and issues surrounding religion and public schools.
However , the issue was raised again in 2001 in Good News Club v . Milford
Central School . In this case , public school officials barred a religious group , the
Good News Club , from after - school use of facilities on equal terms with ...
Author: John J. Patrick
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Uses contemporary documents to explore the history of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the British traditions on which they were based, and their impact on American society.
In Good News Club v . Milford Central School , the Court again relied on the
viewpoint discrimination test by allowing a religious club that engaged in
religious activities to meet after school . GOOD NEWS CLUB v . MILFORD
Author: Michael W. La Morte
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
"This text introduces K-12 educators to a body of school law that will help them to conduct themselves in a legally defensible manner. A balance of case law, statutory law, constitutional provisions, and analytical commentary, this vital book covers a wide range of topics including: sources of law under which educators operate; legal restraints to state action in K-12 education; legal rights and restrictions applicable to students and teachers; law pertaining to persons with disabilities; and liability for damages as a result of official action or inaction. In addition, broad legal concepts such as due process, equal protection, freedom of expression, the wall separating church and state, and reasonable search are analyzed to assist professional educators in gaining a better understanding of the legal landscape in which they operate. The entire text is written in a clear, engaging style appropriate for those who do not have extensive legal backgrounds."--pub. desc.
Good News Club et al . v . our analysis by two of our prior opinions , Lamb's
Chapel Milford Central School and Rosenberger . In Lamb's Chapel , we held
that a school district violated the Free Speech Clause of the First 533 U.S. 98 ,
121 S. Ct ...
Author: Donald P. Kommers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Discusses the history of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, the involvement of the United States in the peace process, and the changing face of terrorism in the twenty-first century.
Author: United States. Congress
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As in Lamb's Chapel, the Club's meetings were held after school hours, not
sponsored by the school, and open to any student ... The Good News Club seeks
nothing more than to be treated neutrally and given access to speak about the
Author: M. Ethan Katsh
Presents a variety of debates on legal issues dealing with the individual, the community, and the state.
This occurred in the 1990s as a result of the activities of a Christian evangelical
organization called the Good News Clubs , which sought access to elementary
schools for the purpose of proselytizing children from the ages of six to twelve .
Author: Franklyn S. Haiman
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
First Amendment rights have been among the most fiercely debated topics in the aftermath of 9/11. In the current environment and fervor for “homeland security,” personal freedoms in exchange for security are coming under more scrutiny. Among these guaranteed freedoms are the protection of religious expression given by the U.S. Constitution and the constitutional prohibitions against behaviors that violate the separation of church and state. The mandate that the government “shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” is a general principle that has guided American courts in interpreting the original intent of the First Amendment. In Religious Expression and the American Constitution, Haiman focuses on the current state of American law with respect to a broad range of controversial issues affecting religious expression, both verbal and nonverbal, along with a review of the recent history of each issue to provide a full understanding.