Troup ISD parents are upset after a letter was sent to the school district asking that a bible verse be taken down from its website.
The letter was sent out by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Brittany Taylor has two kids at Troup ISD. She, along with other upset parents, are fighting a battle she says the schools can’t.
Parents at Troup are in the process of ordering shirts for their students that say, “Our God is bigger.”
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said that’s not the point.
The bible verse that was on the website read “As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him.” It comes from the Old Testament.
The FFRF said the verse promotes Christianity.
“I’m hoping that we get to put it back up because everybody should have freedom of religion,” said Jesse Calley, 7th grader.
Even if the quote never goes back on the website, parents said they’re planning to send pictures of the students wearing the shirts to the foundation in hopes of getting a message across.
“It will be in our children’s hearts and they will not stop praising God because a group told them to,” said Taylor.
Our God Is Bigger. That sentiment has a whole lot to answer for, mostly in the form of one war after another, with corpses strewn across the landscape. It’s simplistic, and terrifying. How about “Our God Doesn’t Require A Quote.”?