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5/14/2024 United States (International Christian Concern) The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) recently declared victory in a case that nearly restricted the religious liberties of two young students. 

In April, two 9-year-old elementary school students were banned from sharing Easter eggs containing Bible verses. Just before Good Friday, the children assembled the eggs, which also included candy and poetry, to share with their classmates. However, they were told by school administrators that they could not distribute them due to their religious messages. 

According to the ACLJ, “When the teachers checked inside the eggs and saw the Bible verses, they didn’t allow [the students] to hand them out due to the religious content.” 

Under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, citizens have the right to freely exercise their religion, which includes distributing Bible verses. 

As a result of ACLJ’s representation of the children, the school reversed course and agreed to allow its students to share religious items with one another “in a non-disruptive manner during non-instructional time.” 

In a statement regarding the case, the ACLJ explained that “this recognition should not have required legal action, as it is the legal baseline well codified in the law, but it was necessary here because of this school’s unconstitutional conduct.” 

Many Christians see signs of religious intolerance spreading throughout the U.S. and the Western world. 

International Christian Concern’s Advocacy Manager McKenna Wendt attended the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. During one of the sessions at the summit, Wendt stated that “the growing intolerance and prosecution of Christian beliefs in Western democracies is unacceptable. We stand committed to defending the right of every Christian to worship freely, on our own soil and around the world.” 

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