Tuesday night the O’Donnell Independent School District held an open forum for the public to discuss recent controversy surrounding a painting of the Ten Commandments on a wall at the high school.
The forum was held after the school district covered up the painting when they were threatened by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an advocacy group based in Wisconsin. School officials said the foundation received an anonymous letter from someone complaining about the painting. The F.F.R.F. threatened the school district with a lawsuit if action was not taken.
Hundreds of students, parents and community members attended the meeting, with most people speaking in favor of keeping the painting.