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Teachers at a Mississippi elementary school were forced to remove religious displays in their classrooms after the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) complained.
The Wisconsin-based group wrote a letter to the Northeast Mississippi school district March 8, alleging the elementary school had “multiple unconstitutional religious displays.”
“We write to ensure that district employees cease impermissibly endorsing their personal religious beliefs through religious displays on district property,” Sam Grover, an FFRF attorney, wrote. “Any Latin crosses or other displays promoting religion must be removed from areas of the school frequented by students or members of the public.”
Wendy Crawford, a fifth-grade math teacher at Saltillo Elementary, said her heart was broken when she received the directive last week, upset that FFRF “attacked” her and her colleagues for their religious beliefs.
“I cried when I read the email stating we were violating laws separating church and state,” Crawford wrote on Facebook last week. “While I do understand separation of state and church, I also feel I should be allowed to BE a Christian.”
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