Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is at it again! This time, FFRF is attacking Mt. Vernon Independent School District (ISD) in Mt. Vernon, Texas, over allegations of “overtly promoting religion.”
But what exactly were these “promotions”? According to FFRF, the school is promoting religion by displaying motivational quotes, of which 5 out of over 100 are historical statements that mention God or the Bible; allowing the parent-teacher association to sell its T-shirts in the school; and allowing a teacher to display gifts that students gave to her, including some crosses. FFRF has demanded that Mt. Vernon ISD create an action plan to end these religious “violations”—or else face legal retaliation!
LIBERTY INSTITUTE STANDS WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Liberty Institute is standing in full support of Mt. Vernon ISD. The district has asked us for guidance on this issue, and we are working with district officials now to ensure that this allegation ends in a victory for Mt. Vernon.
“We’re committed to helping Mt. Vernon ISD protect free speech and religious liberty rights of students, parents, and teachers afforded them by the Constitution,” said Liberty Institute General Counsel Jeff Mateer.
Liberty Institute comes to the Mt. Vernon ISD matter prepped with a playbook of previous similar cases:
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In each of these cases, FFRF attempted to squelch religious liberty, and each time they were stopped by our top-notch legal defense. Liberty Institute’s nine full-time constitutional attorneys—along with our network of dozens of volunteer attorneys—are the premier defenders of religious liberty in America, and are dedicated to protecting citizens like the students, staff, and parents at Mt. Vernon ISD.
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Your prayers and donations make the difference, and give our team the tools they need to outsmart opponents like FFRF, and defend victims of attack like the students, parents, and teachers in Mt. Vernon ISD’s schools. So thank you for standing with us today!
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