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Should Jesus portrait remain in small Ohio school?



Published: Wed, February 13, 2013 @ 2:35 p.m.

JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — A small southern Ohio city in the mostly rural Appalachia region suddenly finds itself as the latest battleground in a national legal debate over what displays of religion are constitutional or not.

Since just after World War II, a Jesus portrait has hung in a Jackson City Schools building, attracting little discussion and no controversy that anyone recalls.

But a Wisconsin-based group actively opposed to religious displays in schools stirred things up last month by writing the school board, saying it received a complaint.

A federal lawsuit followed, but the school district is countering with a claim that it is protecting its students’ rights. Board members voted late Tuesday to keep the portrait up, while allowing other student groups to hang portraits related to their club’s focus.


Comments

1Roberto(1 comment)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Are they also going to include a picture of Buddha, Vishnu, Krishna, and....((cough)).....Mohammed?

I suspect the picture is there for no other reason than to promote a particular religion. It is time for the portrait to go.

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2Sumpintasay(55 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

I suspect that the picture has been there since the 40s and if the people of the community wanted the historical piece gone, they would've complained about it themselves.

I really think these Atheist groups should go back to minding their own business. What a little school in PoDunk Ohio has hanging on it's wall has no effect on anyone in Wisconsin.

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3Ytownnative(1035 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

I know this is really out of the box thinking but lets say out of 6390 people who live these 5 want it out. If anything else had these type odds it would stay but the needs and beliefs of the few outweigh the needs and beliefs of the masses.

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4excel(281 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Posting a picture of Jesus equates as hate speech and the majority need to be taught a lesson. Standards are hurtful and the select few need to feel good about themselves.

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