Kansas Christian Student Group Allowed Campus Access

A federal judge has granted a motion filed by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) asking that a Kansas school district allow a Christian student group the same privileges offered to other groups while the lawsuit proceeds. In 2005, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes requested permission to hold an after-school rally at Pleasanton High School. School officials told the group they must pay a fee to do so. No other student group was charged a fee for similar privileges. Joel Oster, senior legal counsel for ADF, said his organization came to the aid of the students because such discrimination is unfair treatment under the law. “How disappointing it is that we’ve come to a point in America where Christian groups on campus have to go to court just to be treated fairly by school officials,” he said. “Christian students should not be treated as second-class citizens.”