Complaint brings Bible quotes down from high school choral room

The Freedom from Religion Foundation says Searcy High School has taken down Bible and religious quotes from a choral room in response to their complaint.

The Foundation, a nonprofit based in Wisconsin, acted in response to a complaint last fall from someone at the school, who supplied photos.

The Foundation wrote Searcy School Superintendent Diane Barrett in November to warn that “public schools may not advance, prefer or promote religion.” The display, wrote Colin E. McNamara, a lawyer for the foundation, “violates this basic constitutional prohibition by creating the appearance that the district prefers religion over nonreligion, and Christianity over all other faiths.” The Foundation wrote a followup letter Jan. 25. Barrett response Feb. 2. ARKANSAS TIMES

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