The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is claiming a victory in Mobile County after the public school system allegedly complied with its request.

Mobile County Public Schools painted over a Bible verse at Theodore High School after the FFRF said it sent a letter to the district’s legal counsel.

“To protect students’ First Amendment rights, the district must remove this religious display from its baseball field immediately, as well as any other religious displays it becomes aware of in its schools,” the letter stated.

The display that prompted the letter was a large “T” with I Corinthians 10:31 under it. The Bible verse reads, “Whatever you do, do it for the glory of God.” The painting was on the outside of a baseball dugout at the school.

FFRF claimed that Mobile County Public Schools violated the First Amendment and alienated students who are not Christian or not religious.

According to the FFRF, the school system responded by painting over the display.

“Public schools exist to educate, not indoctrinate into religion,” FFRF co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor said. “The district made the correct decision to respect the rights of all students— not just Christians.”

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is known for its nationwide interactions with schools that pray over the intercom, have religious or inspirational displays, and hold religious-based events.

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