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Ala. school district removes religious display (March 2024)

The Mobile County Public School District in Alabama has painted over a divisive religious display on Theodore High School’s baseball dugout after FFRF cautioned it about the constitutional violation. A Mobile County Public Schools community member informed FFRF that Theodore High School displayed a bible verse on the dugout of its baseball field: “Whatever you do, do it for the Glory of GOD. I Corinthians 10:31.” “To protect students’ First Amendment rights, the district must remove this religious display from its baseball field immediately, as well as any other religious displays it becomes aware of in its schools,” FFRF Staff Attorney Chris Line advised the district’s legal representative. In response, the district’s legal counsel promptly responded, “The bible verse has been painted over.”