Kentucky High School Finally Removes Bible Verse Painted in Locker Room March 5, 2020

Kentucky High School Finally Removes Bible Verse Painted in Locker Room

Remember this locker room at Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg, Kentucky?

A couple of months ago, the Freedom From Religion Foundation pointed out that there’s nothing legal about a public school promoting the biblical verse “But the Lord is with me like a Mighty Warrior. Jeremiah 20:11.” It wasn’t even the district’s only church/state violation.

FFRF is now reporting that the district has agreed to fix all the problems. In a recent letter, the superintendent noted that the “locker room has been repainted” among the other fixes.

There’s even a picture:

FFRF commends the district for taking action to address these complaints and taking a critical step to ensure all students’ views are honored. Given that almost two-fifths of younger Americans — those born after 1987 — are nonreligious, the presence of this sort of religious iconography in schools is particularly exclusionary.

“We applaud the district for taking action to remedy this violation,” comments FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor. “Students in our public schools are free to practice any religion they choose — or none at all.”

It shouldn’t take a letter (or public shaming) for a school district to do the right thing, but a huge debt of gratitude goes to the person who alerted FFRF to the violation. Because that person spoke up, the issue is now resolved.

(Thanks to Brian for the link)

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