Christian Club leader wants ‘Day of Truth’; sues high school

April 14, 2007 – The Scrooge Report Post
Associated Press

NEWARK, NJ – The president of a Bergen County high school’s Christian Club is suing for the right to hold an event at the school to air his anti-homosexuality views.

Jason Aufiero, a senior at Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale, wants to hold a “Day of Truth” next week to present what he considers biblical teaching against homosexuality.His lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court here, is backed by the Alliance Defense Fund, a conservative Christian legal group. The suit accuses the school of violating Aufiero’s right to free speech and religious freedom.

2 thoughts on “Christian Club leader wants ‘Day of Truth’; sues high school

  1. ABSOLUTELY NOT. The public school system should be free of religious remarks like these. The group must realize that there are different views present in the school also the talk against the abortion is unconstitutional because it is imposing one’s religion on another. Thomas Jefferson said “No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship or ministry or shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion” by making laws and abortion we bring religion into the government which should not be since we have been build on the separation of church and state.

  2. Thanks for leaving a comment.
    Regarding your comment “the talk against abortion is unconstitutional because it is imposing one’s religion on another.” Huh? I don’t see the tie-in to religion. This is an individual or individuals having an OPINION against abortion. Religion has nothing to do with it…it is one’s BELIEF that may or may not support abortion.

    Your Jefferson quote gives freedom of expression and actually supports one’s OPINIONS in state functions: “but all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion”. So, here again, both supporting statments you give as reason to not allow this sort of function at school, are actually in support of doing just this!

    We were built on the separation of CHURCH and state…not FAITH and state. Our founding fathers were afraid of the church as a governing body as experienced in Europe. That is why they put that provision. However, they were NOT afraid of people of FAITH…actually they embraced them!

    Sincerely,
    Alexander

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