Q: If a town allows fundraisers for schools and town events, can they deny a church request to post similar fund raisers?
Town newsletter has traditionally allowed church secular fundraisers to be published until July 2015 when a new policy was adopted. New policy states the newsletter cannot "promote a religious point of view". I have pointed out that this policy may be newly iterated but it has always been policy for any town newsletter.
Research would be necessary to definitively answer this question. However, it seems like the town is simply limiting the newsletter to government-sponsored events. If the town was allowing private events to advertise, but not similar church-sponsored events, there might be a First Amendment violation.
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