Atheist group bullies school to remove Ten Commandments

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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It's another victory via "intimidation," says the founder of Liberty Counsel.

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 square.

Mat Staver of Liberty CounselStaver, Mat (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 reports.

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 Fox News.

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