A portrait of Jesus Christ had been hanging in a hallway at Royster Middle School in Chanute, Kansas for more than 50 years.
Amazingly, all it took was one threatening letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin to have it removed.
“Last week, when Superintendent Richard Profitt was contacted by a lawyer representing the Freedom From Religion Foundation with a letter that called the picture ‘an egregious violation of the First Amendment,’ he realized it could not longer hang in the school’s hallways,” read an excerpt from an NBC news report.
“So down it came.”
Profitt was obviously convinced that the Freedom From Religion folks were correct about the legality of the portrait.
“The attorneys were very clear that it was a violation of the Establishment Clause in the way that it was hanging,” Profitt told was quoted as saying.
That scenario is a typical example of how the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and several similar organizations, manage to bully school administrators into removing all references to Jesus Christ specifically, or Christianity in general.
There are many other examples of school districts around the nation that receive threatening letters from the FFRF and give up without a fight.
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