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Ohio Middle School Removes Ten Commandments Plaque Fearing Lawsuit from Atheists

Jun 27, 2019

By Hemant Mehta

A Ten Commandments plaque inside on Ohio middle school has finally been taken down.

Before this week, you would’ve seen it as you walk into the auditorium at Welty Middle School in the city of New Philadelphia.

It was apparently a gift from the Class of 1926 and had remained there ever since. But tradition is no excuse for leaving up a Christian plaque that says things like “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” and other examples of religious nonsense.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation called on the District to remove the illegal religious display back in April. They even cited a Pennsylvania school that settled a legal battle over an actual Ten Commandments monument in 2017, and had to pay attorneys’ fees of $163,500.

This school in Ohio was heading down that same path unless they fixed this problem.

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