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Education Texas official attacks school for axing biblical reference

Texas official attacks school for axing biblical reference

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KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The Texas attorney general is criticizing a school district’s decision to remove a portion of a poster that included a biblical verse recited by Linus in the film “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

Attorney General Ken Paxton says in a statement that the so-called Merry Christmas law adopted in 2013 means schools can’t “silence a biblical reference to Christmas.”

He said Thursday that the decision by officials in Killeen, north of Austin, is an “attack on religious liberty.”

But KWTX-TV reports that Killeen administrators argue school employees are not permitted to impose their personal beliefs on students.

A staffer had placed the poster on a school door. It shows Linus and the line from the gospel of Luke: “unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior.”

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