Parents Sue Over Right to Distribute Religious Jellybeans

February 9, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

On February 9, 2004 the The First Amendment Center reported that "parents have sued a suburban school district because a kindergarten teacher stopped their daughter from distributing bags of jellybeans with an attached prayer to her classmates. Allen and Sheila Wuebben of suburban Kettering say the school's policy of prohibiting students from distributing religious literature in the classroom violates their daughter Madison's rights to freedom of speech and religion. In a lawsuit filed on Feb. 6, the Wuebbens asked U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose to allow their daughter to distribute the candy and religious message, plus 'nominal damages in the amount of $1.'"

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