Elementary School Censors ‘God’ in 1st Grader’s Veteran’s Day Poem

From Alliance Defending Freedom — “An elementary school has removed a sentence referring to “God” from a 1st-grader’s poem commemorating her grandfathers’ military service. The school forced the student to remove the sentence prior to presenting the poem at a Veteran’s Day ceremony last month.

“The censored sentence, referring to one of her grandfathers who served during the Vietnam War, read, ‘He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God for strength.’Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Friday on behalf of McDowell County residents who are concerned that similar acts of unconstitutional censorship could occur again.”

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ADF Steps In, Oregon College Changes Tone on “Free Speech Zone”

In a win for religious freedom and free speech, “Chemeketa Community College has revised its policies so that students may engage in free speech beyond a single six-foot folding table that served as a ‘free speech zone.'” Two Christian, pro-life students were “stopped from handing out pro-life literature and displaying pro-life signs outdoors on campus by security officers.” Then Alliance Defense Fund stepped in.