Religious display in Texas school removed (July 26, 2022)

A concerned Mansfield (Texas) ISD community member has reported that the “Serenity Prayer” is on display on a door in the main hallway of Glenn Harmon Elementary School. It says: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”

FFRF Staff Attorney Chris Line wrote Superintendent Kimberley Cantu to ask that the school immediately take it down. “Courts have continually held that school districts may not display religious messages or iconography in public schools.”

In a response from legal counsel for Glen Harmon Elementary, the district investigated FFRF’s complaint and removed the display.

Freedom From Religion Foundation