The controversial poster that was removed from a Texas classroom (Image source: KTRE-TV)
Officials at Rusk Independent School District asked the teacher to remove the poster after receiving a complaint from The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a church-state separatist group.
A student who was reportedly offended by its presence sent a picture of the poster, which featured a cross and a message about “the power of God,” to the atheist group, sparking a complaint and a successful effort by school officials to have it removed.
Cameron Franks, a senior at Rusk High School in Rusk, Texas, has spoken out against the poster’s removal, deciding to stand for his Christian beliefs by creating a faith-affirming T-shirt and marketing it to his local community, KTRE-TV reported.
“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 the outlet.
At first, he had hesitations about responding, but he inevitably decided that creating the T-shirt was the right step to help encourage his fellow Christians to stand up for their beliefs.
“I didn’t think this was such a good idea at first but then I was like you know what I don’t care anymore. I’m tired of it,” he said. “I’m tired of hiding in the corner and so I was like I’m going to do it and I’m going to see how the reactions are and if they’re negative so-be it and if they’re positive so-be it.”
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