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• A question of continuing controversy is the constitutional right of public high school students to meet on church property during non-instructional hours for prayer, Bible study, and evangelism. This important question was addressed in a recent federal district court ruling in Texas. A group of students, that originally had met on school property for collective prayer and Bible study, became much more evangelistic in its mission. The group's leader preached loudly (sometimes using a bullhorn) to attract the attention of other students, and group members distributed tracts to other students urging them to dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ. The school administration prohibited the group from conducting further meetings on school property, and the group sued the school district for an alleged violation of the constitutional guaranty of religious freedom. The court concluded that: ...

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  • March 1, 1988

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