Principal removes bible quote from email signature (December 17, 2021)

A concerned Midwood High School (N.Y.) community member reported that Principal Michael McDonnell had been using a religious email signature in his official communications. McDonell included a bible verse that read, “The truth shall set you free, John 8:32” in his official email signature.

FFRF Staff Attorney Chris line asked that the school take the appropriate steps to ensure that employees, including McDonnell, are aware of their constitutional obligation to remain neutral toward religion while acting in their official capacity.

McDonnell had immediately removed the quote from his signature upon receiving FFRF’s letter.

Freedom From Religion Foundation