High School Freshman Protests School's Removal of Ten Commandments Plaque By Not Doing Homework


A freshman at Harding High School in Marion, Ohio, is protesting his school's decision to remove a Ten Commandment plaque from its hallways by bravely not doing his homework or participating in school events.

The public school's administrators removed the plaque — a gift from the class of 1953 — this summer to avoid any potential lawsuits that it may bring (you know, because of the whole separation of church and state thing).

Anthony Miller, the freshman, told the Marion Star that because of it, he's "not actively participating or doing his homework."

"I don't care about my grades right now," he told the paper. "I told the principal, until there is an agreement reached, I will not participate in any Harding-related activities, any Marion City Schools-related activities. Sports, choir, classes, whatever. I won't even wear my Harding Marching Band shirt."

That will surely be a crushing blow to the godless administrators. The story is making it's way through national media outlets like Fox News (of course) and the Daily Mail over in England.

To make this protest go further — and really make the administrators feel it — we suggest Miller vow to play at least three hours of Xbox every day and sleep in late on the weekends. That'll show 'em.

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Doug Brown

Doug Brown is a staff writer at Scene with a passion for public records laws and investigative reporting. A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., he has an M.A. in journalism from the Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a B.A. in political science from Hiram College. Prior to joining Scene,...
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