What’s Wrong With This (Religious) Picture?

Commentary Inside the First Amendment By Charles C. Haynes First Amendment Center senior scholar

Assigned to draw a landscape, a senior at Tomah High School in Madison, Wis., drew a path surrounded by mountains and clouds leading to a cross. At the top of the picture, he put the words “John 3:16 A sign of love.”

Most public school art teachers I know would accept the drawing, evaluate the technique, and put it on the wall with other student artwork.

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