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Teachers in Skiatook, Oklahoma were ordered to remove Bible verses from their classrooms.
A concerned citizen reached out to the Freedom From Religion Foundation and complained. The Wisconsin-based atheist gang alleges that the school infringed on the students’ freedom of conscience.
One classroom had a “John 3:16” banner on the wall. Another classroom was adorned with a Bible verse from the Old Testament book of Daniel. “He is Still Good.” – Daniel 3:18.
The atheist group says taxpayer-funded schools are banned by the Constitution from posting any religious symbols or messages.
In other words – they say it’s against the law to post a Bible verse in a classroom.
“We write to ask that the District remove these displays and any other inappropriate religious displays from its schools in order to protect the rights of students to be free from religious coercion in their public schools,” an FFRF attorney wrote in a letter to the school district.
The superintendent surrendered to the atheists and ordered teachers to remove the Bible verses.
“The items mentioned in your letter have been removed from the classrooms,” Supt. Missy Bush wrote to FFRF in an email.
But in doing so – the superintendent violated the rights of the teachers.
The Dept. of Education clearly states that teachers do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.
“By taking this action, the district is showing respect not only for our secular constitution, but for the rights of students — particularly nonreligious and non-Christian members of the community — to be free from religious coercion in our public schools,” FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor said in a statement. “Students should not be proselytized by their teachers — let alone every day.”
It should not be all that surprising that a bunch of godless heathen atheists were triggered by God’s Word. And they will no doubt be even more triggered when a religious liberty attorney gets ahold of this story.