Veiled attempt to ban Good News Club in Arkansas

BENTONVILLE — Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Nathan Smith last week cited public safety as one reason the Bentonville School District should allow a Christian program for kids to meet after school in district buildings.

Smith was one of several from the community who spoke at the June 18 School Board meeting on behalf of the Good News Club, which has met after school in some Bentonville elementary schools for more than 13 years. (Read more)

A school district in Arkansas is attempting to kill Good News Clubs in their area schools by placing an undue burden on them. There have been other lawsuits filed and won by Good News Club in other parts of the country. Liberty Council is already involved in this case, and the people of Benton County will likely have to insist on their rights being protected.


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