Monday, August 24, 2015

Jesus picture gets boot from Kansas school: 'That's what's wrong with this world,' ex-student says

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has successfully pressured a school in Kansas to remove a picture of Jesus that had hung in the hallways for decades.

Royster Middle School took down the "Head of Christ" print by Warner Sallman, following a complaint from the well-known atheists' group that's headquartered in Wisconsin.

Richard Proffitt, who serves as superintendent of Chanute, said the school district attorney advised to remove the picture, the Wichita Eagle reported.

Warner Sallman first drew his Jesus picture in charcoal.
"We were notified and we responded to stay in compliance," he said, the newspaper reported.

Sallman drew the picture in 1924 in charcoal. It was later reproduced in color, and a copy of that colorized version hung in Royster in the 1940s.

"Oh man, it's getting bad," said Erika Semey, a former Royster student who attended a decade ago, Fox News reported,. "That's what's wrong with this world. Not enough people have Christ in their lives."

FFRF's Ryan Jayne couldn't disagree more.

"It's nice to have people who appreciate the law and get things done [and] who follow the law even if it's likely to be unpopular in the community," he said, Fox News reported.

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