Texas School District Ordered to Remove Bible Verse From Its Website


The assault on Christianity in America continues.

An East Texas school district was forced to scrub a Bible quote from its website following a complaint from Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an atheist organization.

According to KLTV 7, Troup Independent School District removed 1 Samuel 17:48, which says, “As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him.”

The FFRF released a statement Monday revealing that FFRF Attorney Sam Grover first notified Troup ISD Superintendent Stuart Bird in January that the biblical verse could not legally remain on the site.

“It is well settled that public schools may not advance or promote religion,” Grover said in a letter. “No public school may urge religious viewpoints on students by granting special status to a religious text like the bible.”

The FFRF argues that, although the story of David and Goliath shows how an underdog triumphed despite great odds, it also points to the Judeo-Christian God, which “shows its preference for Judaism and Christianity over all other religions and over nonreligion.”

The anti-Christian group which boasts more than 23,500 members, further complained that, by publishing this passage, “the district unconstitutionally lent its power and prestige to Christianity, thereby excluding the nearly 30 percent of adult Americans who are non-Christian and the more than 43 percent of millennials who practice a minority religion or no religion at all.”

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SOURCE: EEW Magazine – Noah Adams