After a single alleged complaint, a high school near Lubbock, Texas covered up a freshly painted Ten Commandments mural under the threat of a lawsuit from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
According to Education Action Group, officials at O'Donnell High School covered up the Bible verses with black paper. After students tore the paper down, they used an American flag to mask the Ten Commandments instead.
More than 100 parents and students met with O’Donnell Independent School District officials earlier this week to voice their support of the Bible verse display.
Parent Sarah Cook spoke up and said, “My request is to honorably and respectfully fight to protect our religious freedoms and leave the Commandments on the wall. The most important fight for everyone in this room is much bigger than anything on the wall. May this community live the Ten Commandments … While I do want the Commandments to stay on the wall, our faith is not dependent on a wall painting.”
An alumni pointed out that ever since prayer and the Ten Commandments have disappeared from schools, education and society as a whole have gone down the toilet.
The school board expressed fear, though, that they would not have the money to fight a lawsuit from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
In the meantime, students have come up with an epic way to make their opinions and their favorite Bible verses still heard — by posting them on Post-In notes all over the school.