Texas school social media pages free from religion (January/February 2024)

The Lewisville ISD in Texas will refrain from posting religiously motivated media to its Facebook page after FFRF called a religious post into question.

A concerned alumni and community member reported that on Oct. 24 the official Lewisville High School Facebook page shared a post that included a photograph of the football coach and players, with the bottom of the photograph reading: “When all is said and done, and you are standing before our creator, he’s not going to ask you how many state championship rings you have, but rather ‘How many lives have you impacted in a way that brings honor and glory to him?’”

“In order to protect students’ First Amendment rights, we ask that the district investigate this matter and ensure that Lewisville HS removes the post and refrains from promoting religion via its social media channels moving forward,” FFRF Legal Fellow Sammi Lawrence wrote to Legal Counsel D’Ann Lacey Bey.

Bey then informed FFRF that an investigation had taken place. “In the interest of resolving this matter, the above image has been removed from the Lewisville High School Facebook page and the campus has been reminded of its obligation to comply with district policies regarding religion,” Bey wrote.

Freedom From Religion Foundation