The religious cleansing of Bulloch County, Georgia

It was November 12th. His wife was on the phone and she was reading an email that she had just received from her boss at Sallie Zetterower Elementary School in Statesboro, Ga.

As of today, if you have a Bible verse on your school email and/or Bible verse posted in the classroom, please remove it immediately, the email read.

But it was the next part of the email that made Mr. Cook tremble.

If a student-led prayer is initiated, you must remove yourself and step away from the group, the email read.

Mr. Cook told me in a telephone interview that he was dumbfounded.