Parents complain of ‘religious indoctrination’ after video shows students reciting Bible verse

(CHRISTIAN NEWS) Some parents at a public school in Texas have voiced a complaint after a first grade teacher recently posted a video online showing her students reciting a Bible verse.

The video, recorded at Brown Primary School in Smithville, shows children sitting in a circle and reciting in unison a paraphrase of Romans 12:9-10.

“Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle,” they said, quoting from the Message Bible.

“Start your day with a good Bible verse and life just seems better!!” teacher Susan Schobel wrote on Facebook in sharing the video, which has now been removed. “This is our daily Bible verse.”

However, when some parents whose children attend the school—but not necessarily Schobel’s class—learned of the video, they expressed objection.

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