ACLU questions constitutionality of Lufkin ISD functions

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:56pm

LUFKIN — The ACLU has reportedly sent a letter to Lufkin ISD questioning the constitutionality of some of their schools' functions.

KFXK's news partner, The Lufkin Daily News, reports that the American Civil Liberties Union sent the letter on Wednesday, voicing concerns over some activities held at local churches.

The ACLU argues that the functions, such as NHS ceremonies, held at the First United Methodist Church in Lufkin, and teacher workshops held at Lufkin's Southside Baptist violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The letter states that "public schools may not conduct themselves with the intention to promote or favor a religion".

Lufkin ISD says that the churches were the most appropriate facilities for the functions based on size and cost.

Read the full article on The Lufkin Daily News.


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