Monday, October 17, 2005

Student In California Allowed to Dance to Religious Song

Lauren Stoudt was originally told she would be unable to perform her dance routine to "In His Presence", because of it's religious content. But, her father went to the Alliance Defense fund, which contacted everyone concerned, and they quickly changed their tune!

Too many times, schools keep students from expressing themselves with any religious content. This is against the 1st Amendment rights of these students.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that schools cannot discriminate against private student expression simply because that expression has religious content," Tedesco points out. "We can all agree that the First Amendment applies to all Americans," he says. "The First Amendment rights of religious students do not vanish once they step on campus."

The Alliance Defense Fund commends the school district for doing the right thing for Lauren. And, they hope to see other school districts will follow their lead and respect the rights of other Christian students.


loren said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a website where Christians could go for some basic examples of their rights, to which thye could also refer their schools, etc.?

Barbara said...

That would be a plus. But, I think the schools are afraid they are going to be sued for the least infraction - even though they are protected, if it is initated by the students - something most school authorites don't understand.