In February, I wrote about a story that reader Ahcuah sent me about a public school in the southeastern Ohio town of Jackson that had a huge portrait of Jesus in the entrance hallway. The school board rejected requests to have it removed, saying that the portrait was hung in a space reserved for students to use and thus they had no involvement in it and it could not be construed as an official endorsement of religion by the school district.
They were sued by both the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the ACLU. In the earlier post I said that this case would provide an interesting twist on interpretations of the Establishment Clause but Ahcuah informs me that the school board has now reversed course and decided to take down the portrait, because their insurance company said that they would not be willing to absorb the losses if they should lose the case.
You can cue the whining about how Christians are being persecuted because they cannot put up Jesus pictures in public places.