Christian Student Suspended for Sharing Faith Sues School District
By Lillian Kwon
A former student at a high school in Southern California recently filed a lawsuit against the school district after he had been suspended for sharing his faith.
About a year ago, Kenneth Dominguez, 16, was disciplined by Gateway East High School in San Diego County and was prevented from bringing his Bible to campus.
The lawsuit was filed after the Grossmont Union High School District refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing, according to Brad Dacus, president and founder of Pacific Justice Institute, which is representing Dominguez.
Dominguez is a new believer. He surrendered his life to the Lord during Christmas break in the 2009-2010 school year.
When he returned to school in January, he began to tell his peers about his Christian faith.
He was “on fire” and “excited about his faith,” sharing “what happened to him and what God had done,” Dacus explained to The Christian Post.
But his grace sharing period came to a halt when an administrator reprimanded him. The school official told Dominguez that he was not allowed to share his faith because of the “separation of church and state.”
According to Dacus, Dominguez had not created any disruption when he was testifying about his faith to fellow students. He didn’t shout or preach out loud and he limited his talk to lunch breaks and the hallways, and not the classroom…
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