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They may be outnumbered, but Oklahoma atheists are a feisty bunch.

Their latest battle with Christians is about a painting of two children praying in front of an American flag, which adorns the main office of Putnam City School District’s Kenneth Cooper Middle School.

The image — which basically says to children, “God loves America, and you should too” — is the latest target of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, a Madison, Wisconsin-based nonprofit and staunch defender of the separation of church and state.

The foundation demanded the painting be removed and hopefully destroyed after it was reportedly contacted by a parent.

But parent Dwaine Curtis, American, doesn’t see what the big deal is.

“You see pictures like that all the time hanging up everywhere,” Curtis told “[It] doesn’t bother me any and shouldn’t bother anyone else.”

Yep. Everywhere. In fact, we have one here at the Gazette office — only instead of two children, it’s Hall & Oates. You get the gist, though.

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