LC Sues Santa Rosa School District for Hostility to Religious Expression

Liberty Alerts, Liberty Counsel

Tomorrow, May 4, 2010, Liberty Counsel will be on the steps of the federal courthouse in Pensacola for a rally and press conference at 5:00pm Central Time, after filing a major, comprehensive lawsuit against the Santa Rosa County School District and its Superintendent, Timothy S. Wyrosdick, for their persistent and widespread violations of First Amendment rights. The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of two dozen individuals, including teachers, staff, students, former students, parents, volunteers and pastors, all of whom have been silenced, censored, intimidated or harassed by the school district and its partner, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

As a result of a legal agreement, students can no longer say “God Bless,” teachers must hide in closets to pray, parents cannot communicate frankly with teachers, volunteers cannot answer any questions regarding religion, Christian groups cannot rent school facilities for private religious functions benefiting students, and pastors are dictated how they can and cannot seat their audiences at private, religious baccalaureate services held inside their own houses of worship. This is a direct insult to the First Amendment and Liberty Counsel intends to change this picture.

Join us in Pensacola as we stand up for Liberty and freedom of religious expression. Many of the clients represented by Liberty Counsel will be on hand for the press conference at 1 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, Florida.

Read our News Release for more details.

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