Texas Principal, in Spite of the Law, Preaches at School Event and Forms Christian Club

There are some violations of church/state separation in public schools that are ambiguous or accidental. And then there are the instances when an administrator thinks he’s being paid to be a priest.

In Texas, Prosper High School Principal Greg Wright has not only preached at a See You at the Pole event, he’s also single-handedly forming a Christian club. Neither is legal and both show a complete disregard for students to handle their own religious activities. Teachers at the school have also led religious clubs and at least one staffer has religious iconography hanging in her office.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the Prosper Independent School District listing Wright’s repeated constitutional violations:

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Oath Keepers Will Guard “Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins” Sign Even Though It’s Coming Down

Remember earlier this month when the conservative militant group Oath Keepers offered to “protect” Kim Davis from law enforcement officials if they tried to send her back to jail? It was a scary thought because these vigilantes with guns were suggesting they would take matters into their own hands if they didn’t like what the courts were saying. Eventually, Davis’ legal team asked the group to back off; the last thing they needed was another reason for people to denounce conservatives.

Well, the Oath Keepers have a new item on their agenda. They’ll be showing up in Texas to protect the giant sign that says “Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins”:

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Virginia School District Under Fire from Teacher After Christian Convocation Prayer

Earlier this year in Virginia, the Portsmouth Public Schools held a “back-to-school convocation” that included students singing, city leaders giving speeches, and a chaplain who delivered a Christian prayer (8:50 in the video below):

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Judge Rules Against Atheists in Case Involving Nativity Scene Outside Indiana Courthouse

Back in December, I wrote about a Nativity Scene in Brookville, Indiana that had been up for over 50 years, despite warning letters (over the course of several years) from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to take it down.

The display, which was owned by the Town of Brookville, sat on the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Kentucky Christians Rally Outside Courthouse to Defend Portrait of Jesus

For decades now, Kentucky’s Breathitt County Courthouse has featured a painting of Jesus that the artist say cannot be removed:

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