A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses the Glendale Unified School District of discriminating against a Bible study group by charging it fees to use school facilities while other organizations are allowed to use them for free.
Virgina-based American Center for Law and Justice filed the suit on behalf of Glendale resident Dolores Ditty, a volunteer with Child Evangelism Fellowship, a local Christian group.
According to the suit, the group was charged $41 last November to use school facilities to hold Bible study meetings for local students. Other community groups, such as the Kiwanis Club and the Boy Scouts, were not charged a fee, the suit says.
"To use a common civil rights term, they were told that they could get on the bus, but had to sit in the back," said Kevin Theriot, the attorney representing Ditty.