Following complaints by atheist group, school district removes Christian displays

by Daniel Payne · Mar 3rd, 2020 2:09 pm
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Last Updated Mar 3rd, 2020 at 5:40 pm

A Kentucky school district has stripped multiple religious displays from several campuses after an atheist group complained that the "iconography" violated "the constitutional principle of state/church separation."

The Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote on Monday that it had succeeded in compelling Letcher County Public Schools to remove several religious messages from its official property, including a locker room mural that read "But the Lord is with me like a Mighty Warrior," and a hallway painting that declared "Jesus is my savior. You can't scare me!"

The atheist group claimed the presence of the messages was "exclusionary" to students who do not hold religious views. The system's superintendent confirmed to the nonprofit that all of the messages had been removed or painted over.


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