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Averse to the verse: School removes quote (November 13, 2018)

A bible verse was removed from a Veterans Day tribute wall in a Missouri public school after the school received an FFRF complaint.

When a local resident contacted FFRF concerned that Seymour R-II School District was displaying a bible verse as part of a Veterans Day display, FFRF Robert Ingersoll Legal Fellow Colin McNamara sent a letter asking that the bible verse be removed from the display.

“This religious display is especially inappropriate given that about 38 percent of Americans born after 1987 are not religious,” McNamara writes. “The display alienates those nonreligious students, families, teachers and members of the public whose religious beliefs are inconsistent with the message being promoted by the school.”

The district superintendent quickly responded to FFRF with assurances that the bible quote was promptly removed.