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ICC Note: The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) issued a letter of complaint earlier this month to a Texas school district’s superintendent regarding a Christian flag flown at one of the district’s public schools. The group argued that the presence of the flag on school property was unconstitutional because it served as a government endorsement of Christianity. As the district reviews the matter, a group of students has voiced their support of the flag by flying their own Christian flags attached to their vehicles.

By Samuel Smith

10/20/2017 United States (Christian Post) – Students at an East Texas high school have responded to an atheist group’s demands that the school remove a Christian flag by bringing their own Christian flags to fly on school grounds.

Many in the community of Larue, Texas, are speaking out against the nation’s leading secularist legal organization, Freedom From Religion Foundation, after it sent a letter to the Superintendent James Young of LaPoynor Independent School District on Oct. 11 to demand that LaPoynor High School stop flying a Christian flag alongside the United States and Texas flags in front of the school.

FFRF attorney Sam Grover wrote in the letter that FFRF was contacted by a former student following the school’s participation in the annual “See You at the Pole” event on Sept. 27.

Grover argued that the flying of a Christian flag could be considered a school endorsement of Christianity and a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Local news station KETK reported that a small group of students responded to FFRF’s demands by flying three large Christian flags from the back of pickup trucks parked in the school’s parking lot on Wednesday.

A photo was posted to Facebook by community member Danielle Reichert-Davis.

“So you didn’t like the one flag we had flying, how about three more,” Reichert-Davis wrote in her Facebook post. “We have a great group of kids I tell you what.”

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