Controversial Portrait Of Jesus Moved From Middle To High School


UPDATED: Thursday March 14, 2013 5:34 PM

A controversial picture of Jesus has been moved from one school to another in Jackson, Ohio.

School officials confirmed to 10TV that the picture was moved from Jackson Middle School to Jackson High School.

Superintendent Phil Howard said that since the picture belongs to the "Hi-Y Club," they can move it where they want.

The members of Hi-Y Club, a Christian-based organization, all attend high school.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation and American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio have filed a lawsuit against the district on behalf of a student and two parents.

The suit argued that the portrait "imposes the beliefs of one particular religion" upon the children, making the plaintiffs "feel like outsiders who are being coerced by their government into observing the religious portrait."

It is not clear if moving the painting will have any effect on the lawsuit.

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