Kentucky School District Accused of Trying to Erase Evidence of Discrimination Against Christian Group

ICC Note: The Liberty Counsel has issued a letter of complaint after two Kentucky elementary schools refused to let the Good News Club, an after-school evangelism club, meet on its property. After the Liberty Counsel pointed out another non-profit group that is allowed to meet on school grounds, the school removed references to the group from its website. At the time of writing, it is not yet clear if or how the school plans to respond.

02/13/2018 United States (Christian Post) – A conservative law firm is accusing a Kentucky school district of trying to erase evidence that it unlawfully discriminated against an evangelical student group.

The Liberty Counsel sent Boone County Schools a letter of complaint last month regarding two elementary schools’ refusal to allow the Good News Club to meet at their facilities.

In their January letter, LC cited the group Girls on the Run (GOTR) as an example of a non-school organization that is allowed to meet after classes on school property.

In a follow-up sent last Friday, LC protested what it believed was an effort by school officials to delete references to GOTR on their websites.

“The attempt by Stephens Elementary and Goodridge Elementary administrators to cover their tracks by simply deleting or changing references to ‘Girls on the Run’ at these two hyperlinks is unavailing, and frankly, laughable,” noted the February letter.

“Please see attached screenshots of the websites before your clients deleted or changed them, and after they deleted or changed them.”

The images LC provided showed screenshots of the school websites before and after certain changes were made, including one that changed the name of “Girls on the Run” to “Running Club.”

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