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Context of Ohio school's Jesus portrait under review

Published: Fri, January 11, 2013 @ 9:00 p.m.

JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — A southern Ohio school district plans to continue displaying a large portrait of Jesus at a middle school while the display’s context is investigated by a nonprofit legal group that advocates for religious liberty.

The American Civil Liberties Union and another activist group have challenged the display of the portrait, which has been at a school in Jackson since 1947. The ACLU says the portrait is unconstitutional, promoting one religion instead of separation of church and state.

The nonprofit Liberty Institute said today it is representing the Jackson schools on the issue on a pro bono basis. It says attorneys will review the display’s history and purpose and make a recommendation to the district, which could decide whether to remove the picture.

Jackson is about 65 miles south of Columbus.


1excel(1312 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

So the depiction of Jesus makes some people furious? Do today's moral values enter into the equation?

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2Letstryagain(218 comments)posted 3 years, 6 months ago

When does the separation of church and state demand exclusion of all displays of relligious belief.

Next, Christmas shows will not be broadcast because the airwaves belong to the public.

ACLU can do some good, but sometimes they are jerks run amok of jerks.

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