OC Bible club sues school district over fee

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Christian youth club is suing an Orange County school district, saying the district’s refusal to allow the group to use facilities free of charge violates its constitutional rights.

The American Center for Law and Justice says it filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Monday on behalf of the Good News Club, an affiliate of Child Evangelism Fellowship, against the Buena Park School District.

Attorney David French says the district wants to charge the club $4,255 annually to use school facilities, while it allows Scouting and other groups to meet there at no cost.

The suit says the district is violating the club’s First and 14th amendment rights.

District Superintendent Greg Magnuson says he hasn’t seen the lawsuit and cannot comment.

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