Ohio School Decides To Remove Portrait Of Jesus

Written by Andres Ortiz on April 5, 2013

downloadAlmost two months ago, we reported on the lawsuit brought against Jackson City School District in Ohio for having a portrait of Jesus up at Jackson Middle School. The portrait had been up in the school since 1947 but this year, the atheist minority suddenly realized it was there and fought hard to take it down. Namely, the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation were the organizations that spearheaded this effort. The legal costs became too much for district officials so for the sake of saving money, they took it down. Because if you can’t convince someone that what you are doing is right, you force them into cooperation.

The lawsuit was brought forth by one student’s parents who attended the school. One.

The Jackson City School District said their insurance stopped covering the legal costs and they could not use taxpayer money at the moment. They do understand, however, that it may lead to a lawsuit by the Hi-Y club, a Christian organization that owns the portrait. According to a Texan organization that was helping the district with the lawsuit, the portrait was owned by Hi-Y and not the school, making it private property protected by free speech. The court hasn’t ruled and the case is still open. Proverbially speaking, the ball is in the school district’s court.

What do you think they should do?

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Andres Ortiz is the founder of The Saving, a ministry that plays heavy music with heavier Christian content. His new album "David Star", based on the life of David, comes out March 9th, 2014. Follow @andresaving on twitter.