PJI applauds teachable moment at CA high school

Friday, February 15, 2019
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

no Bible censor BibleA high school student board in California refused to allow a club for Christian athletes until a religious rights legal organization got involved.

The attempt to form a Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at Homestead High School was blocked by the school's Associated Student Body.

Pacific Justice Institute was asked to intervene after a student attempted to start an FCA chapter after attending a leadership conference last year.

When the study body turned down the application, PJI attorney Dennis Faigal contacted the district superintendent on behalf of the Christian students.

Dacus, Brad (PJI)Homestead High, located in Cupertino, is part of the Fremont Union High School District.

PJI attorney Brad Dacus credits the superintendent for not only overturning the student body's decision but for realizing a learning opportunity.

"This incident has opened the door for the superintendent to require training for the students," says Dacus, "to learn about religious tolerance in public schools and specifically religious tolerance for faith-based clubs."

That is something other school districts should learn from and practice, he says.

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