Wednesday, May 25, 2005

More news from Jesusland

ACLU sues Tangipahoa School Board and SLU

NEW ORLEANS — The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana today filed a lawsuit in behalf of a student teacher against the Tangipahoa Parish School Board and Southeastern Louisiana University. The suit alleges that the board and university violated student Cynthia Thompson’s constitutional rights to free speech and due process in their refusal to enforce laws relating to prayer in public school settings and in terminating Thompson from her position.

Accoding to the ACLU, the naming of the Tangipahoa school board in this suit represents the fourth time that the system has been sued in an ACLU-sponsored action during the past 11 years. All of the actions have related to the endorsement of religion by school officials. Two motions for contempt related to the latest lawsuit are pending a hearing in federal court.

You really must read the whole thing, and don't skip over the part about her University supervisor's response. John Kennedy O'Toole lives.


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