Report: Washington school denies 5th grader's request for interfaith prayer group one week after giving green light to LGBT group
· Apr 12, 2024 ·

Well, if you want one story to sum up the state of public schools in America, this is it.

An 11-year-old girl wanted permission to start an interfaith prayer group at her school but was denied by administrators who just granted permission for an LGBTQ+ club.

11-year-old Laura, a Creekside Elementary student, told "Fox News @ Night" she had felt alone in her classroom and the larger school. After speaking with friends who felt the same way, Laura pitched the idea of bringing people together and doing good in the community.

The kicker, it wasn't even one week before this that the school gave the green light to create an LGBTQ+ Pride Club at the school.

They shut down a group that was so milquetoast that it was open to all religions, but approved an exclusive group meant to "celebrate" sexual ideology.

Laura claimed the interfaith prayer group welcomed all students, regardless of religion.

"I think that this is something that I am very passionate about. I wouldn't be here if I didn't really want to make this happen, if I didn't think that it would be a great opportunity for everyone," Laura said.

The Washington school did not know what they were stepping in here, however, and now there's a lawsuit on the table for this clear case of religious discrimination.

First Liberty Institute, a nonprofit Christian legal organization representing Laura, another unidentified student and their parents, sent a letter to Issaquah School District officials about the incident.

"Denying the formation of a religious student club while allowing other clubs violates the Constitution," Kayla Toney, Associate Counsel at First Liberty Institute, said. "School officials at Creekside Elementary are engaged in religious discrimination against an eleven-year-old girl who simply wants to pray, feel support from other religious friends, and do community service."


If you can have a gay club why can't you have a faith club? This should be a slam-dunk case of religious discrimination, supporting the LGBT religion and shunning all other religions ... but it's Washington.

Good luck Laura, and good luck First Liberty Institute!

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