Parents Push Back After Texas School District Removes Bible Verse From Website
A Texas school district has removed a Bible verse from its website after an atheist activist group complained but some parents are now pushing back.
The Troup Independent School District’s website featured 1 Samuel 17:48 on its site. The scripture read “As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him.”
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) contacted the district “to stop the endorsement of the Bible and religion”, read a statement on their site.
“It is well settled that public schools may not advance or promote religion,” FFRF Staff Attorney Sam Grover wrote in a letter to the superintendent of the Troup Independent School District, in January. “No public school may urge religious viewpoints on students by granting special status to a religious text like the bible.”
FFRF contends that having the scripture on the site shows its preference for Judeo-Christianity over all minority religions and over nonreligion.
The school district modified the site after the complaint ,but some parents are not happy with the district’s decision.
They are now ordering T-shirts for their children that say “Our God is Bigger.”
Brittany Taylor whose children attend schools in the district told KYTX-TV that she and others parents wanted to fight back.
“We support our school fully, they kind of had their hands tied in the situation,” said Taylor. “We wanted to fight back for them.”
“It will be in our children’s hearts and they will not stop praising God because a group told them to.”
Report via CBN News
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