ACLU Sues To Force Removal Of Ohio Middle School’s 65-Year-Old Jesus Portrait

Photo Credit: Fox NewsTwo advocacy groups have gone to court to force the removal of a large portrait of Jesus Christ which has hung inside a rural southern Ohio middle school since 1947.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Freedom from Religion Foundation filed the lawsuit on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Columbus, reports the Columbus Dispatch.

The suit claims that the portrait hanging in Jackson Middle School violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause by endorsing Christianity.

“The maintenance and display of the portrait has the effect of advancing and endorsing one religion, improperly entangling the State in religious affairs, and violating the personal consciences of plaintiffs,” the lawsuit claims, according to Fox News.

There are three plaintiffs in the suit. One plaintiff is a student at the middle school; the other two are parents of children at the school. The plaintiffs are reportedly only identified as “Sam Doe.”

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  • Kent2012

    I have suggested before that these communists should all be eliminated by blowing them up in their offices…..and shooting the ones that try to escape. Be sure to use only 10 round clips, 7 in NYC…

  • Clarence

    This is what is wrong with this country we have gotten away from what we use to do in this country before the Commies AC LU and the rest of the NUT Cases got their way. Which we should have said there is the Highway don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way there.

  • Phil

    Ingrates, all of them. It’s only Jesus Christ that has given them everything they ever had or ever will have whether material or religious. Soon this country will be just like communist Russia was at its birth. Those very same people would be gunned down in the streets. They should remember the Cambodian purge.

  • CSN

    Is there a name on the Portrait??? It represents a picture of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, but it could be anyone, could it not? Tell ACLU to prove it is a picture of Jesus…then tell them to GET LOST.

  • “Kent2012 • 5 hours ago−

    I have suggested before that these communists should all be eliminated by blowing them up in their offices…..and shooting the ones that try to escape. Be sure to use only 10 round clips, 7 in NYC…”

    How very Christian of you. I’m sure the FBI would love to hear your views on this too.

  • NamVet

    Time for the ACLU and all the liberal crap , tosit down and shut the fu_k up.

    • Kent2012

      little kippy thinks that I am not very Christian….well no, not when it comes to atheist communists that did some of the things that you and I saw across the pond……

      • kipanderson

        You are NOT a patriot, wherever you served if your solution to your perceived problems is to just shoot those with whom you disagree. You are mentally ill. I hope you are getting help.