FFRF gets religious displays out of Florida classroom (Aug. 31, 2012)

A high school teacher at Suwannee High School in Live Oak, Fla., is no longer permitted to display religious images in his “Critical Thinking” classroom.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation received a complaint that the teacher was displaying a Ten Commandments statue on his desk as well as a poster containing a quotation exhorting readers to pray.

In an Aug. 28 letter, FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel urged, “It is unconstitutional for the school to promote a religious message to students through calls to prayer and religious iconography put on display by a school official. Their display violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.”

The district superintendent responded on Aug. 31 that “religious statutes, posters, or messages” had all been removed form the classroom.

Freedom From Religion Foundation