- We conducted a thorough investigation and determined that the portrait was not government speech but rather the private speech of the Hi-Y Club.
- Because the portrait is private speech, the school may not censor it simply because of its religious viewpoint.
- It is unfortunate the ACLU sued rather than participating in the full investigation like we invited them to do.
- The ACLU's hard-fought victory at the Supreme Court in the Pinette case prohibits the school district from discriminating against the Hi-Y Club's portrait.
- We would imagine the ACLU will drop its lawsuit, now it is clear the school is simply complying with Supreme Court precedent that their own organization established.
- We feel sure the ACLU would not want the government to discriminate against private speech.
Jackson City Schools' Investigation Finds Jesus Portrait Constitutional
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