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    N.Y. High School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club

    The school says they are disbanding other clubs too, but the Christians say that they've been given obstacles all along, and are being discriminated against.

    I'm glad there is now a Christian legal defense group, since there are cases of discrimination against Christians. Being that this is located in NY city, I suspect that there is a prejudice against Christians that is coming to play here.

    N.Y. High School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com

    A "Christ-centered" legal group has filed a federal lawsuit against a high school in New York, accusing it of religious discrimination after it disbanded a student Christian club while leaving dozens of other clubs active.

    The Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund claims the Christian club, called Ichthus, was cancelled without notice after being in operation for four years.

    ADF filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Islip on behalf of a student at Half Hollow Hills High School East in the Long Island town of Dix Hills.

    ADF attorney David Cortman said Ichthus was disbanded even though there was student interest in keeping it going.

    "This is pure and simple a case of viewpoint discrimination against Christian students," Cortman told Fox News. "This is a school that has 60 student clubs. They have, of course, a gay-straight alliance; they have a fashion club, which is important because we all have to look good; they have a future lawyers of America, which it is obvious why they didn’t cancel their club.

    "They also have a club that deals with the Constitution, which is probably a good club for school officials to take.

    "But what is interesting here is that [of] all those clubs, they decide to deny the Christian club."

    But Dr. Sheldon Karnilow, the district superintendent, denies that disbanding the club was a discrimination issue. He said the decision was strictly budgetary.

    "We don't discriminate in any way, shape or form," he said. "As long as it's a legitimate club with student interest that is not harmful to students, we let a club run."

    Karnilow said the school principal is the one who decides which clubs to keep open, based on two criteria: student interest and the availability of a willing faculty adviser. He said the funding for Ichthus was cut "along with about 16 other clubs.

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    Re: N.Y. High School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club

    If this was a Muslim club it may not have been a problem and Obama would have come to the rescue had it been a Koran study group.

    Anyone else notice Obama just about stopped going to Christian Church all together after the election? I guess pretending to be a Christian isn't needed any more.

    Can't wait to see if the All Communist Lovers United or (ACLU) takes up the fight for the School.

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    Oh god here comes the White Christian Persecution Train.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: N.Y. High School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Oh god here comes the White Christian Persecution Train.
    I'm sure the 'I hate Christianity and everything associated with it" troops will come to derail it.

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    Re: N.Y. High School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    If this was a Muslim club it may not have been a problem and Obama would have come to the rescue had it been a Koran study group.

    Anyone else notice Obama just about stopped going to Christian Church all together after the election? I guess pretending to be a Christian isn't needed any more.

    Can't wait to see if the All Communist Lovers United or (ACLU) takes up the fight for the School.
    Have to hand to Obama though dont you

    He created a fake birth certificate (the day he was born), to hide the fact he was born in Kenya, he went to a black nationist christian church for decades in order to hide the fact he is a muslim.

    His ability to conspire to become the first muslim who was not born in America to become president from the day he was born is a sign of greatness.

    I think America is in great hands with Obama, anyone able to pull those over the eyes of America for 40+ years, has to be good

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    Re: N.Y. High School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    If this was a Muslim club it may not have been a problem and Obama would have come to the rescue had it been a Koran study group.

    Anyone else notice Obama just about stopped going to Christian Church all together after the election? I guess pretending to be a Christian isn't needed any more.
    President Obama has nothing to do with the topic of this thread. If you want to bash him, then please begin another thread (in a Politics forum) for that purpose.
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    Re: N.Y. High School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club

    Karnilow said the school principal is the one who decides which clubs to keep open, based on two criteria: student interest and the availability of a willing faculty adviser. He said the funding for Ichthus was cut "along with about 16 other clubs.
    It appears that what happened with Ichthus also happened with 16 other clubs. Non-story.

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    Re: N.Y. High School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    The school says they are disbanding other clubs too, but the Christians say that they've been given obstacles all along, and are being discriminated against.

    I'm glad there is now a Christian legal defense group, since there are cases of discrimination against Christians. Being that this is located in NY city, I suspect that there is a prejudice against Christians that is coming to play here.

    N.Y. High School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com
    If you want to read the actual lawsuit, then you can do so by clicking here.

    In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs state that the defendants used vague and unwritten criteria for determining whether or not the Ichthus Club was eligible to exist at the plaintiff's school.

    Whether or not the school practiced religious discrimination I do not know. However, in the USA a party accused of wrongdoing is considered innocent until proven guilty. That policy applies to the defendants in the aforementioned lawsuit. I hope that Christians won't use a double standard by assuming guilt until proven innocent.
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    Re: N.Y. High School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Oh god here comes the White Christian Persecution Train.
    Yeah! Why should they have rights?
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    Re: N.Y. High School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Oh god here comes the White Christian Persecution Train.
    Even worse, here are the identity politics with the assumption that all Christians are white. Or, that all other religions are non-white....

    Ultimately, for the Leftists, it ain't about Christians vs. write in religion here, it's about white and everybody else.
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