A student in Texas and his classmates are fighting for their beliefs after one of the teachers at his school was forced to remove a religious poster from her classroom.
According to KTRE Channel 9 News, it all started when a student who was offended by the Christian poster, depicting a cross and a message about “the power of God,” contacted the Freedom From Religion Foundation hoping that they could ask the school to take down all posters, symbols and scriptures.
Scott Davis, superintendent of the Rusk Independent School District, received a letter from the foundation and was asked for the removal of the poster.
Davis said he couldn’t do anything about the matter because “a teacher acting in that manner is in violation of the establishment clause” under the first amendment.
Cameron Franks, a senior at Rusk High School in Rusk, Texas, disagreed with the ruling and decided to take a stand against it by printing red Christian T-shirts for students to wear at school to publicly state their faith.
“We’ve walked our halls for four years and we’ve been persecuted and called hypocrites and everybody that’s a Christian, I’m sure they’ve had that time in their life when they’ve been persecuted and I knew it was time to take a stand,” Franks told KTRE.
The shirt, which costs $5, reads: “Let God rule your world if you want God to rock your world.” They also started a Facebook page: Stand For Jesus We Won’t Be Shaken.
The group has garnered support beyond Texas, with more than 2,000 orders from around the country.
On their Facebook page, the group says: “We are taking a stand as Christians. We are tired of our Christian rights always being violated because someone takes offense to something religious.”
Franks hope is that the shirts help people stand up for what they believe in.
“It’s not about me. It’s about God. This is for the school,” said Franks. “This is the Lord’s will and this is what needed to be done a long time ago.”
(Photo courtesy of Stand For Jesus, We Won't Be Shaken via The Blaze)