Muldrow, Oklahoma is a very religious town.
Inside the Muldrow Public Schools, Ten Commandments plaques have sat in nearly all of the classrooms for about 20 years. Until now.
The Muldrow Public Schools are going to remove the religious plaques because of a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) claiming that the plaques are “a flagrant violation of the Establishment Clause of [the] First Amendment.”
"When it's clearly decided, there's no point in continuing to fight a losing battle and in this situation, these types of cases, school districts get sued and lose. "hey end up having to pay money, not only to their lawyer, but to the other side's lawyer, as well," Muldrow Schools attorney Jerry Richardson told News On 6.
The news was welcomed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
“We are pleased the school administration has removed the Ten Commandments, in compliance with the Constitution. This is settled law. Public schools cannot advance or endorse religion,” said FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor in a statement. “We hope the Board will ‘Honor thy constitution,’ and heed the advice of its attorney rather than to acquiesce to pressure from a religious mob.”
Source: News On 6