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Published: Wednesday, April 3 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mapleton, UT

Very sad.
Those same groups who oppose this portrait would fight to the death to keep smutty books in the library.
Tolerance and open-mindedness are just catchphrases to the left.

Hayden, ID

This is an excellent example of liberal free speech! All others must be shouted down, silenced and eliminated! Sort of reminds one of the Nazis doesn't it?

Bob A. Bohey
Marlborough, MA

This is great news. The democratic republic of the United States of America was founded as a secular nation. Freedom loving americans should be thrilled to see the constituion upheld in instances like this. Long live the secular democratic republic of the United States of America.

Leesburg, VA

I revere Jesus as my savior, teacher and the son of God. In my house the scriptures and his portrait are welcome. However, there is a distinction between the privacy of my home and the halls of a public school.

If the same school were to have a wall of great men through out history of humankind, Jesus should have a well deserved place among Plato, Zoroaster, Mohhammed, Leonardo Da Vinci, ALexander the Great, Cicero, etc. etc.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

The Nazis didn't need a court, lawyers or a constitution to act. They just did what they wanted, usually in a violent way. Comparing this situation to anything from that era is just another attempt to label the other side of a controversy in the worst possible light. BTW, judging from his punctuation, M-man is the one doing the shouting.

West Valley City, UT

The ACLU has no opposition. They have money, power, prominence and passion. There is no equivalent on the other side. Unless the religious majority (and yes, the majority of Americans are religious, google it), but unless they coalesce around an opposing union, then the minority will continue to determine policy and practice in the US. All evil needs to win is for the good people to do nothing. We stand idly by and watch the fabric of our society crumble.

Far East USA, SC

"This is an excellent example of liberal free speech!"

Is this another one?

Google Santa fe Independent School district vs Jane Doe.

"The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that prayer does not belong in public schools, even if students initiate and lead the prayers. "

"The students, one Mormon and one Catholic, and their mothers were not named in court papers."

Colorado Springs, CO

Yes, the majority of American are religious. So what? No one is stopping you from adhering to your religion. Does it take a picture of Jesus in your school to keep you on the righteous path? Do you forget about Jesus (and God) that easily if you do not see a picture of him? Read Baccus' post: I do not believe Baccus is struggling with their beliefs because of this issue.

Scranton, PA

I hope and pray that an attorney will make the choice to work for free, and fight this ludicrous lawsuit. The ACLU should be called the "Anti Civil Liberties Union" because they are chipping away at all of our rights. They want absolute equality for absolutely everything and everybody. They want to erase all traces of Christian religion from American history, and pretend that God and the Bible had no influence at all on the founding of this nation and its earlier years under constitutional law, Christianity being the one and only religion they hate. If there were a picture of Mohammed up there, or a Star of David, there wouldn't be a peep from anyone. But a cross or a picture of Christ? Forget about it.

Richard Larson
Galt, CA

Good for them!!

the truth
Holladay, UT

@Bob A. Bohey

This is NEITHER a secular or non-secular nation.

It is nation that is a constitutional republic founded for the reasons stated in the Declaration of Independence.

If a local community wants a picture Jesus in THEIR school there is nothing unconstitutional about it.

There are many depictions in art of Religious figures and writings in federal buildings. The founding fathers who wrote the constitution had no problem with it.

It is very obviously not unconstitutional.

More importantly, a local school is NOT a federal building, nor any type building of government,

but a public service payed for by the local community.

but if it were federal or government, as I have shown, it matters not.

Colorado Springs, CO

the truth, Are you saying there is no federal funding to that local school?

Here, UT

@the truth;

Sorry, but as long as there are people of other or no religion attending the school the picture shouldn't be displayed. School is not a religion class, save it for church.

Spanish Fork, UT

Hey Bob-I hate to tell you that this nation was not created as a secular nation. If you read anything about the founding fathers, you know that this was a religious based group and they relied on the inspiration of God to help develop the Declaration and Constitution. I can't figure our where you get the idea that this nation is secular. Read your history-starting with the book John Adams, by McCullough.

We are allowed and encouraged to worship, or at least that was the idea. The ACLU wants no God any where. That is why our country is going downhill so fast.


@ nanato12: The religiousity of the Founding Fathers is not the same thing as a national religion. We have no national religion and the First Amendment guarantees there will be no national religion - this makes us a secular nation.

(There is a difference between a secular nation and a nation of secularists.)

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

the first amendment says congress shall pass no laws concerning the establishment of religion. By requiring the picture be removed, the district IS passing a rule concerning the establishment of religion. So this action is clearly unconstitutional.

Whos Life RU Living?
Ogden, UT

To lost in DC

"By requiring the picture be removed, the district IS passing a rule concerning the establishment of religion."



@ lost in DC: Huh? How does not having a picture of Jesus in a public school interfere with your ability to establish a religion and worship according to the dictates of your conscience?

Far East USA, SC

Why is this so hard to understand?

Unless a school is willing to allow any and all religious symbols and/or pictures, it HAS to be favoring one religion over another.

Isn't it just easier to allow none? I thought schools were for learning and churches were for religion.

HS Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

It's called seperation of Church and State. More people need to stop cleaning their guns and read more than just the 2nd amendment.

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