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ICC Note: The American Humanist Association (AHA) recently issued a letter of complaint over a Texas teacher who displayed Christian-themed signs in her classroom. The AHA asserted that the decorations violated the US Constitution’s Establishment Clause, by serving as a government endorsement of religion. The AHA has threatened a lawsuit over the matter if the school district does not comply with their demands.
By Heather Clark
02/25/2017 United States (Christian News Network) – A prominent humanist group is demanding that a public school teacher in Texas remove her Christian-themed displays from the classroom out of its assertion that their presence violates the U.S. Constitution.
The American Humanist Association (AHA) recently sent a letter to the superintendent of the Quanah Independent School District, as well as the principal of Reagan Elementary School to advise that it had received a complaint from a parent whose daughter is in the teacher’s class.
It stated that the parent, who identifies as an atheist, learned last month that her daughter’s fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Jalomo, had religious displays in the classroom. She went to the school herself and found two decorative signs: one that read “Listen well. Pray often. Love always,” and another that said “Let your faith be bigger than your fear.”
The parent contacted the administration about the matter, but Jalomo advised that Superintendent Ryan Turner told her that she was within her rights to have the signs in her room. A week later, the parent was notified by her daughter that there were crosses in the room as well, one of which included the ichthus symbol.
“As the parent deliberately raised her child without religious beliefs, the daughter asked her mother what the ‘fish’ meant,” AHA’s letter reads. “The mother, understandably, felt disheartened by the entire situation and betrayed by her public school.”
She consequently reached out to the humanist organization for intervention. AHA contends that the displays are a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…”

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