ACLU targeting Louisiana school over educator’s ‘God Bless You’ greeting

by  |  published on September 28, 2015

The ACLU of Louisiana is accusing a high school of promoting Christianity in an open letter on Friday because a student group hung prayer boxes and the principal ended an online letter with “May God Bless You All.”

Louisiana ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman said in a letter published by the Shreveport Times that Airline High School violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by allowing the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to set up prayer boxes that feature “Christian Symbols.” Esman’s letter also noted Principal Jason Rowland closed a September 2015 message to the school’s website with “The Future Starts Today – May God Bless You All.”

“The United States Constitution requires public schools to ensure that state-supported activity is not used for religious indoctrination,” the letter, which was addressed to superintendent D.C. Machen, states. It alleges that Rowland also “encouraged students to ‘pray to the Almighty God.’”

  • Pam

    Hey, anybody hear about how the ACLU is going after these schools that are making kids learn the “pillars of islam” and what a wonderful “religion of peace” it is, while only mentioning Christianity in relation to the Crusades and the “Spanish Inquisition”? Neither did I!
    If you believe in “atheism/secularism”, that becomes your Religion. Therefore, the ACLU is trying to force “The State” to endorse THEIR Religion. That IS CLEARLY a violation of the Separation Clause.

  • J_R_K

    ACLU ~ American Communist Lawyers Union…. America’s most powerful hate group.

    I heard a rumor that someone is starting a “dial-a-prayer” service for ACLU lawyers who find themselves in hard distress … they dial the number, and nobody answers.

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  • Nina Fuss

    Post”God bless aclu” oh, I didn’t know acoustic was God. And what God do they honor? Are they going after WH for denying AMERICA free speech? Don’t think so

  • Luke

    The aclu and its communist supporters can just go to Hell, this is a free country and the constitution doesn’t forbid any free speech about God or anything regardless of where it is or what institution it is done in..

  • KDC

    1st Amendmemt, we’re gong to have to take a stand for it. He has every right to say that. Who do they think they are? Socialist/communist/progressive atheists?

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