Student Sues Michigan School Distict Alleging Religious Discrimination

Farmington High School has not provided ‘Alive’ and its members the same access to school facilities it allows other non-religious student groups, and we intend to rectify that problem. – Lawsuit papers

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May 25, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post

FARMINGTON, Michigan – After nine months of unsuccessfully seeking recognition of a Christian club at his high school, student Aaron Grider and a not-for-profit legal firm have filed a lawsuit against Farmington Public Schools in Michigan alleging religious discrimination.

Administration at his school cites board policy requiring all clubs to have a ‘secular purpose’ as their reason for denying recognition of ‘Alive’ Christian club.

Sensing that they needed help in becoming officially recognized as a club by his school, Aaron and his parents contacted the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a civil rights advocacy group.

On May 22, 2007, Thomas More Law Center announced that it had filed a lawsuit in federal court against Farmington Public Schools, Farmington High School administrators, and each Farmington Public Schools board member, alleging that they had discriminated against Aaron and ‘Alive’ Christian club.

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