Albemarle Teacher Sues Over Jesus Picture

Former Red Hill Elementary teacher Michelle Frilot has filed suit against Albemarle County and the School Board, charging them with discriminating against her because she’s Christian. The Eastern Orthodox Christian had displayed a 5″x7″ painting of Jesus in the corner of her classroom, despite being asked repeatedly by a superior not to do so. When she turned to an assistant superintendent for help, she was told once again that she could not display religious iconography in the school. In February of 2001, after five months on the job, she quit, citing a hostile work environment. Her attorney is John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute. Adrienne Schwisow has the story in today’s Progress.

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