Thursday, January 10, 2013
Ohio Middle School Will Not Remove Jesus Portrait
In the southern Ohio town of Jackson Tuesday night, the school board decided that it will not take down a picture of Jesus that has hung in Jackson Middle School since 1947, despite a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 300 people turned out for the school board meeting, and only two spoke in favor of removing the picture. School superintendent Phil Howard said: "the picture is legal because it has historical significance. It hasn’t hurt anyone." The picture was originally provided by a student club and hangs among other pictures in a "hall of honor."