Thursday, April 30, 2015

Students, School Reject ACLU's Ungodly Demand

Hundreds of students at Ridgewood Middle School in West Shreveport, Louisiana protested the removal of "In God We Trust" from the main sign at the school because of a complaint from the ACLU.  Immediately, Caddo Parish School District Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree sided with the students and so the principal had the national motto back in place within hours.
“I’m so thrilled because that is such a victory for our students. They wanted to take a stand and they did and we’re so thrilled to death that their voice was heard loud and clear.“
-- Joey Ketchum, parent and local Baptist pastor
For background, read Texas School Supt. Tells Atheists to Go Fly a Kite

Also read of myriad other school districts in several states that stand up to the atheist threats.
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From "'In God We Trust' put back on school marquee" by Jeff Ferrell, KSLA-TV12 (Shreveport, LA) 4/24/15

The controversy began last month, with a dispute at another Caddo Parish middle school. A citizen had filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU, about principal Albert Hardison at Walnut Hill Middle School.

That complaint alleged the use of prayer in school communications by Mr. Hardison, prompting the removal of all references to God or religion of any kind from every school and web site related to the Caddo Parish School District.

And it was that action that led to the phrase, "In God We Trust," being taken down in March at Ridgewood's marquee out in front of the school.

Pastor and parent Joey Ketchum had been enlisted for help and support on the marquee issue by 40 or so members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at Ridgewood. He helped out with organizing the [protest] T-shirt giveaway at the school.

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From "Middle Schoolers Rally to Get Religious Message Back on School Sign" by Beth Greenfield, Senior Writer, Yahoo Parenting 4/27/15

. . . the [ACLU] letter, dated March 30, [said that Walnut Hill Elementary principal Albert Hardison] “has engaged in a pattern of religious proselytization by sending messages to parents invoking prayer, and through a lengthy ‘Principal’s Message’ on the school’s website,” which the ACLU noted is in violation of the First Amendment and U.S. Constitution. . . . The correspondence urged the principal to stop, for the district to look into the situation, and to “immediately remove all religious references from the website of Walnut Hills and any other schools in the Caddo Parish school district.”

That, apparently, is when Ridgewood removed “In God We Trust” from its marquee — even though the phrase has been ruled as constitutional in many court cases . . .

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Also read Atheists: Ban Christians from Schools in Michigan, West Virginia, Oklahoma, California, Florida, Ohio, etc.

In addition, read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Tennessee and in Mississippi but admit they're Short on Lawyers to Sue ALL Christians