Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Christian News: Obama-appointed judge ruled against Joplin R-8 on Victory lawsuit

It wasn't just a judge who ruled against the Joplin R-8 School District in the Victory Ministries and Sports Complex field trip lawsuit last week.

It was "an Obama-appointed judge."

Christian News started its coverage like this:

A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has ruled that local public schools who took students on field trips to a Christian sports complex in Missouri violated the U.S. Constitution.

Of course, just as in other accounts of the decision (except for the Turner Report post), nothing is mentioned about Judge Douglas Harpool saying there was nothing wrong with a school taking a trip to a place like Victory Ministries and Sports Complex.
The problems came with permission slips that were sent home with students saying specifically that Victory employees could involve the students in religious activities. The article also fails to mention Victory agreed to a permission slip that would remove the language, but Superintendent C. J. Huff did not send the permission slips home with the students.

Of course, information like that doesn't fit in with the narrative.


Anonymous said...

And what doesn't fit into your narrative is that the revised slips were also unconstitutional.

Randy said...

I totally agree with you, but the fact that Huff did not even try to sending the revised slip says a lot about how seriously he was treating the whole deal.