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An Oklahoma school district has announced it permanently removed
the Ten Commandments from high school classrooms. Muldrow Public Schools apparently bowed to
pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an
atheist group that targets Christian faith in the public
Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel tells OneNewsNow the plaques were displayed in
classrooms for 20 years in Muldrow until the FFRF "decided to
intimidate the school."
The plaques were removed in mid-May, according to press
The decision to remove the religious text was made for financial
reasons, because the school district feared a costly lawsuit.
Staver says the anti-religious letters that FFRF sends to school
districts are filled with "factual and legal errors," and he urges
schools to push back against the atheist organization.
"It's Christianity under attack within our own country," Josh
Moore, pastor of First Baptist Church in Muldrow, told Todd Starnes
at Fox News.
Starnes reported hundreds of students have protested
the decision by launching a petition drive and by using social
media to voice their opinions.
Moore said a Muldrow ministerial association is supporting
school leadership despite their decision to remove the plaques.
"Their hands are tied from a legal perspective," the pastor told
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