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Religious Controversy Or Liberal Nonsense?

The small city of Jackson, Ohio, is just that: small.  It’s currently the 220th largest city in Ohio, and according to census data, there are only 244 cities in the Buckeye State.  You get the point—outside of local news, small cities like Jackson, Ohio, don’t make headlines.

Well, until recently.

If you’ve followed the news recently, you’re familiar with Jackson, because some liberal group—they call themselves the “Freedom From Religion Foundation”—is demanding that the Jackson Middle School take down a portrait of Jesus that’s been hanging in the building since 1947.

But the picture is not bothering anyone in the city, apparently:

So many people showed up last night to take a stand for Jesus that a meeting to discuss whether a painting of Him should hang in a public school had to be moved to a bigger space.

In the end, the school board and administration agreed that the painting will stay, and one of only two people who spoke against it was booed by a crowd of more than 300…

…Superintendent Phil Howard told the crowd at Jackson High School that “we’re not violating the law and the picture is legal because it has historical significance. It hasn’t hurt anyone.”

Hasn’t hurt anyone?  Don’t tell that to the nutjobs that want the portrait out of there.  But, unfortunately for these liberals, the portrait has every right to be there.  Even if you don’t follow to the Christian faith or you don’t believe Jesus Christ ever existed, the one thing this organization (and many liberal groups) seems to forget is the literary significance of Jesus Christ, taken in the context of Jackson Middle School’s “Hall of Honor.”

The Bible is the most-read book of all time.  And it’s not even close.  So if liberal groups want to start taking Jesus out of schools and government buildings, then they better have the same commitment to ridding these facilities of any mentions of Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins, Miss Havisham, and whatever the heck her name was from Twilight.

Something tells me, that fervor might not be there.  I’m guessing they’re too busy deciding whether they’re on Team Jacob or Team Edward.

Or, and I know this is just wild, perhaps they should drop the Twilight and pick up the Gospel of John before making such nonsensical demands.

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