PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Christian attorneys have filed a lawsuit against the Dysart Unified School District in federal court for prohibiting fliers for a Christian club.
The suit was filed Thursday by the Alliance Defense Fund.
It alleges the district prohibited the Phoenix chapter of the Child Evangelism Fellowship from distributing a flier and permission slip for after-school meetings at West Point Elementary in Surprise.
According to the fliers, the Good News Club is a free, weekly after-school program in which students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade can study the Bible and pray.
The district rejected the flier on the grounds that it was against district policy that prohibits the distribution of literature of a religious nature on school property.