A Florida School has denied a pro-life club a school board meeting earlier this year, while recognizing an LGBT club instead.
The Alliance Defending Freedom–the group representing the pro-life club–has said that the denial of the pro-life club’s school board meeting is in violation of the Constitution.
The high school, in Naples, Florida, had its principle reject the pro-life club, Sharks 4 Life, on the grounds that it was “too political and controversial.”
According to Pulpit and Pen, the club’s letter to school read:
“[The] failure to recognize Sharks 4 Life is blatantly illegal under the Equal Access Act and First Amendment, both of which guarantee [students the right to] have a student club that stands on equal footing with the hundreds of other student clubs in Collier County public schools,.”
Pulpit and Pen also reports that the decision breaches the Equal Access Act where ‘schools cannot receive federal funding if they restrict a student’s right to free speech before or after school on school grounds.’
The Equal Access Act ‘guarantees students the right to have meetings that are “religious, political, philosophical” on school grounds so long as it does not interfere with the school day.’
Pulpit and Pen also highlight Board of Education v. Mergens (1990), which sets a legal precedent where “non-curriculum related student group” cannot forbid other groups from assembling because of their views.
Many US schools have begun shoehorning LGBT themes into the classroom.
In Austin, a radical pro-LGBT curriculum was struck down after enraged parents vented their anger at the school district.
A Texas school slammed parents for criticizing a drag queen’s appearance at a school.
National File reported:
Following the rise in drag queen story hours cropping up across America’s public libraries–largely at taxpayer’s expense–according to the Texas Record, schools have now become venues for drag queen performances of a watered-down nature.
At the Willis Independent School District, an adult performer by the stage name “Lynn Adonis” spent the day with children, causing a stir among parents.
Adonis, working out of Houston, was invited by the school’s cosmetology department.
It remains to be seen whether parents will allow schools to determine the worldview of their children en masse.