” An elementary school in North Carolina censored a first-grade student’s Veterans Day poem by removing a line that referenced her grandfather’s belief in God.
The West Marion Elementary School student was supposed to read the poem at a Nov. 8 Veterans Day ceremony to honor her grandfather, a Vietnam veteran.
The deleted line read: “He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God for strength.”
An attorney for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which advocates for religious rights and freedoms, criticized the school’s decision. “
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