Thursday, April 17, 2008

And this, too?

Yesterday contained a link to a story about a community college; today, a student’s right to perform a religious song at a high school.

A student at Spanish Fort High School in Baldwin County, Alabama entered a talent competition, which was was open to all students. The school placed no requirements about what types of songs students could sing. But after the student submitted two songs that he had written, the school decided the songs were too religious.

According to an Alliance Defense Fund attorney, "In this case, students were invited to perform an act of their choosing. It was a violation of our client's constitutional rights to tell him what he could or could not sing simply because it was religious in nature."

The Clanton Advertiser and the ADF web site

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