Decision in Good News Bible Club
MGRABER at GVPT.UMD.EDU
Tue Jun 12 09:11:04 PDT 2001
I presume Good News applies to high schools as well as elementary schools.
In many high schools, after-school clubs are allowed to advertise on the school property. Many advertisements are of the cute variety, not merely declaring Chess Club, Tuesday, in room 113, but using visuals and humor to attract adherents. They are also subject to rules of good taste. I presume most people think the Christian Bible Club is not exception, that they ought to be allowed to advertise. Are they also subject to rules of good taste? What are they. If the chess club may advertise that chess improves your analytical skills, may the Christian Club advertise that prayer improves your chance of going to Heaven or lessens your chance of going to hell. I presume the math teacher is constitutionally allowed to agree with the chess club's claim and in class state, "joining the chess club is a good idea." May the English teacher agree with the Christian Club's claim.
Mark A. Graber
mgraber at gvpt.umd.edu
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