Christian Guidance Counselor Loses Appeal

Law360, New York (November 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A school guidance counselor who was fired for preaching abstinence over safe sex has failed in her bid to overturn a summary dismissal of her religious bias suit, with an appeals court ruling the school acted in accordance with the Constitution.

The Seventh Circuit judges agreed in their Thursday opinion that the grounds for the school's decision not to renew Kathryn Grossman's three-year contract in 2005 was not her Christian faith but her conduct – which ran afoul of the Constitution's Establishment Clause prohibiting the creation...
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