A lawyer claims a school district must allow after-school Satan club. Is this protected by the First Amendment?

  • Yes, quite obviously.

    There are multiple no votes over there that are in no way related to whether or not this is protected by the first amendment. Ironic that when a Christian club is in jeopardy society jumps up, torches and pitchforks in hand, and refuse to back down until everyone stops "oppressing" them. Yet here we are, the same situation, but not for their side, and they oppose it.

  • Yes absolutely it is protected

    If it were an after school christian club it would be a totally different story. In fact I seriously doubt it would even be a topic of conversation. If some kids want to be satanists let them be satanists our founding fathers wanted freedom of religion and that includes unpopular religions.

  • Yes, it is protected by the First Amendment.

    Although I, like many people, do not agree with the idea of an after-school Satan club, this club is protected via the First Amendment. The First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." This, in essence, states that the government cannot restrict any religion or belief system, which Satanism falls under. Even if you don't consider it this to be so, the fact is still that a club is a form of speech, which is protected here as well as the government may not "[abridge] the freedom of speech."

  • No, this is not protected by the First Amendment.

    An after-school Satan club is not protected by the First Amendment. However, we could solve this problem by getting the government out of the education business. If parents could send their kids to private schools, then we would not have controversies like this. If a parent wanted to send their kid to a school that had a Satan club, the parent could do so. Likewise, parents that oppose a Satan club could send their kids to other schools.

  • After school Satan club not a right

    A school should not be forced to allow an after-school Satan club to exist on the grounds that it is protected by the First Amendment. Although this protects the right to freedom of speech and religion, a public school district does not have to allow a club that clashes with the community's values. The club can operate on private property.

  • No, it is not protected.

    The bizarre request to have after-school Satan club is not protected by the First Amendment. We all tend to forget the foundation upon which this great nation was founded on. Our foundation fathers formed this nation on Christian values and we must uphold the same. Society is asking that which they can not handle in the future. Lets be sober.

  • No protection for this club

    There shouldn't be any protection for this club. There has to be adult supervision, direction, and punishment. We need to give our kids a better understanding of how to lead lives, whether or not the First Amendment might protect them. In this case, it won't This is because parents have a right to decide what their children can get involved in.

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