Seventeen years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Christian organizations can use public school facilities on the same basis as secular groups, such as the Boy Scouts.
Apparently, word still is getting around.
Case in point is a permanent injunction against an Indiana school district allowing access for Child Evangelism Fellowship, which runs Good News Clubs for children and was the original plaintiff in the landmark 2001 high-court decision.
The ruling allows CEF to use facilities in the Indiana Metropolitan School District of Pike Township on the “same terms as other similarly situated after-school programs.”
Liberty Counsel represented the Christian organization when school officials imposed on CEF fees for building-use that no other group was forced to pay. Across the nation, school boards often claim “separation of church and state” forbids access to government schools or requires an assessment of fees.