The police department in Rosenberg, Tx., recently posted a picture on Facebook that seemed to advocate religion in the public schools.
The Friendly Atheist blog noted the police department posted a graphic that stated: "Let's let God back in our schools! Share if you agree!"
However, when people started questioning the apparent endorsement of religion by the police department, the picture was taken down, although a screenshot was taken (above).
The Rosenberg Police Department also wrote on Facebook:
Tell us what you think? Agree or Disagree?
RPD is not making a statement regarding religion or governmental control. This is meant to be an opinion poll.
In reality, God has not been removed from the classroom. It has been legal for decades for students to initiate prayer and Bible study.
However, more school officials are making religious statements in school.
RawStory.com reported in June that Principal Kevin Lowery of Lebanon High School in Missouri delivered a graduation speech which included: “While it would not be politically correct for us to have an official prayer this evening, I would like for us to have a moment of silence in honor of tonight’s graduates.”
"Just in case you’re interested, during my moment of silence, I gave thanks to God for these great students, their parents, their teachers, and for this community,” added Principal Lowery.
“I’m not finished,” stated Principal Lowery. “I asked God to protect these students as they go their separate ways into the world. I asked God to avail Himself in every possible way. And I asked God to watch over them, to protect them, and to bless them with self-fulfillment, with compassion, inner peace, and personal prosperity.”
Sources: Friendly Atheist and RawStory.com (Picture from Facebook)