Atheists Successfully Demand Bible Verse’s Removal From Public School Website – VIDEO

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Some parents are frustrated and pushing back after an atheist activist group complained and successfully urged a public school district in Texas to remove a Bible verse from its website.

Before staffers Freedom From Religion Foundation stepped in, text from 1 Samuel 17:48 was present on the homepage for the Troup Independent School District. The verse reads, “As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him.”

The Freedom From Religion Foundation considered the presence of the verse to be a violation of the separation of church and state, with attorney Sam Grover writing a letter to Superintendent Stuart Bird that proclaimed, “Public schools may not advance or promote religion.”

“No public school may urge religious viewpoints on students by granting special status to a religious text like the bible,” Grover continued.

The letter was successful and the verse was removed, though the story of David and Goliath is still referenced on the homepage — something that the Freedom From Religion Foundation said is permitted as “this is a prominent story in popular culture and contemporary culture.”

The Bible verse, though, was seen as a flagrant “religious endorsement.”

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  1. Once again the FFRF while perhaps overly sensitive is entirely in the right here. It is unlawful for the school to endorse religion. It should be removed. That is the constitutional duty, to protect freedom of religion by not endorsing any. By all means if individuals wish to wear T-shirts praising their god(s) then they can. The FFRF has no issue with that. Just like they would have no issue with having a giant cross on your OWN yard. It is when these things are on public spaces it becomes a problem.

    And as to why atheists are so "sensitive" here, imagine if it was a quote from the Quran or perhaps a pentagram/symbol of the devil – should the school put that in there, would that be acceptable? I know it wouldn't because Christians throw a fit when other religions are given equal attention/rights. And if it "doesn't matter" then it shouldn't matter if it is removed either.

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