WASHINGTON (ABP) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Feb. 28 in a dispute over whether a Christian youth organization should be allowed to meet with children directly after school hours in an upstate New York public school. While the high court has before ruled in favor of religious groups using school facilities to discuss secular topics from a religious perspective, this raises new questions.
(AgapePress) - A case headed for the U.S. Supreme Court could decide the future of after-school Christian clubs.
Baptist Press reports the case involves the refusal of a New York school district to allow a Christian youth group, The Good News Club, to use school facilities after hours.
"It is obvious that PFLAG has a NAMBLA, North American Man Boy Love Association, problem."
Washington, D.C. Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, Chairman of Traditional Values Coalition, is appalled to learn of the immoral and illegal lifestyle of the crusader leading opposition to the Boy Scouts. On Monday, August 21 protestors in Toledo, Ohio assembled outside the Erie Shores Boy Scouts of America offices to take part in a national demonstration schedule for 36 locations around the nation. The processional was lead by John Hemstreet, President of the Toledo chapters of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and Scouting for All; an organization dedicated to forcing the Boy Scouts to accept homosexuals.
(AgapePress) - A minister has been barred from visiting Oregon students at their school during lunch breaks.
Jason Rhoads is a Nazarene pastor from Portland. Rhoads had been meeting with students in the Molalla River School District for more than a year, until he was asked to stop when a parent complained.
(AgapePress) - The White House is defending a decision to investigate whether it will punish the Boy Scouts for refusing to allow homosexuals to be leaders. Indications are that the controversy could become a major campaign issue.
(AgapePress) - A pro-family attorney says the recent Supreme Court decision in the Boy Scout case could have a trickle-down effect.
A state agency in Connecticut determined last May that the Boy Scouts were in violation of the stateâ€™s discrimination laws. As a result, they were dropped from a list of charities that state workers can support through their payroll deduction plan. The Scouts claim that it is because of their opposition to homosexuality. But a federal judge in Connecticut ruled in favor of the Boy Scouts, ordering that they be put back on the list of charitable organizations.
(AgapePress) - A media watchdog group is accusing the CBS television network of condoning religious bigotry. The charge is made this morning by way of an open letter published in two major newspapers.