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ADF attorney available to the media following hearing in 9th Circuit student Bible club case

WA school district denied student Christian club equal access on campus
Published On: 10/18/2017

WHO:  ADF Senior Counsel Nate Kellum
WHAT:  Answering questions from the media following hearing in Truth v. Kent Public School District
WHEN:  Thursday, July 27, following hearing, which begins at 9:30 a.m. PDT
WHERE:  Outside the entrance of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Park Place Building, 1200 6th Avenue, 21st Floor, Seattle

SEATTLE — Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Nate Kellum will be available to answer questions from the media following a hearing tomorrow regarding a civil rights lawsuit filed against Kent School District after high school officials denied equal access on campus to a student Bible club.

“Christian high school students should not be treated as second-class citizens on campus,” said Kellum.  “The Kent School District says other student clubs are fine, including the Gay-Straight Alliance, but a Bible club is not.  School officials should not be allowed to discriminate against students of faith.”

For almost two years, Kentridge High School officials stonewalled students Sarice Undis and Julianne Stewart after they submitted an application for a club charter in September 2001.  The school told them to apply again in February 2003, but school officials rejected the second application as well.

“The school district’s so-called ‘non-discrimination’ policy is supposed to prevent all kinds of discrimination,” said Kellum.  “The problem is, school officials are wrongfully discriminating against this Christian student group.”

ADF is a legal alliance defending the right to hear and speak the Truth through strategy, training, funding, and litigation.

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