One year after an Ohio high school was forced to remove a religious painting from its office, local citizens have now made sure the students will still be able to see the image of Jesus.

The painting included the first verse of Psalm 23, "The Lord is my shepherd," but John Glenn High School opted to remove it due to the threat of legal action from the ACLU.

It had been there since 1971, dedicated to a longtime teacher.

Now, the same image of Jesus can still be seen from the school in the form of a $6,000 neon sign in a nearby yard.

The effort was organized by locals who did not agree with the school having to take down the painting.

The couple that put up the sign, Cathy and Terry Hodgson, explained to Steve Doocy this morning that they want the students to still be exposed to Jesus Christ. 

"I want the ones that do know Jesus to appreciate it and the ones who don't to inquire or at least ask an adult about what the Good Shepherd means," Cathy explained.

She said people now wave, honk the horn as they drive by their house or even stop to take pictures.

"We've got a good Christian community in New Concord and we thought it was a good message for anybody driving up and down 83 and all the children going to school," said Terry. 

There is a dedication ceremony scheduled for the end of the month. 

Watch the full interview above.


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