They may have been offered a room that was too small to accommodate the group or allow for any growth at all.
There were only 12 of them - I would guess most school rooms are more than capable of holding twice that many people.
Or they may have been offered a room in a very remote location, which would have tended to discourage participation, while "politically correct" groups get the convenient spaces. How large is this group, and is it posing a legitimate hazard in the event an emergency evacuation of the school is needed, and to a degree not posed by any other groups that have been allowed to continue their activities?
Remote location doesn't bother me - if they are being provided with a place to gather, that is sufficient. It's not like high schools are so big that students can't get to any classroom in a few minutes. If it's true that other groups are being afforded preferential treatment, that would be a good point, but there is no mention of that in the article.
To: Stone Mountain
I couldn't tell from the posted article whether the 12 suspended were the whole group, or just the ones who refused to stop/move after being asked to. From the other article that I posted a link to, it's pretty clear that there were only 12.
Remote location is an issue only if it distinctly different from the locations offered to favored groups. If most student groups are given rooms in a central area of the school, with which all students are familiar, and which has high foot traffic which would tend to publicize the existence of the groups, and the prayer group is offered a room in an area where most students rarely if ever go, that would be a problem (like on a hall with administrative offices that have no student contact, or in an overflow trailer classroom on the perimeter of the campus). A lot of high schools are VERY large these days, often with multiple buildings.
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