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A Pennsylvania couple is suing a school district for banning their first grader’s Christian-themed Valentines. Donald and Ellen Abramo claim their son’s constitutional rights were violated when Shafer Elementary School officials forbid him from handing out Valentine’s Day cards with a message about God and John 3:16, reports WFMZ-TV. The message read: “Happy Valentine’s Day! St. Valentine was imprisoned and martyred for presiding over marriages and for spreading the news of God’s love. In honor of St. Valentine’s Day, I want you to know that God loves you!!!” The boy had already removed candy from the cards, after the school sent home a note banning edibles. It was the resulting empty slot that inspired him to add the message. Each of the cards was personalized specifically for his classmates to be distributed on “Friendship Day.” But his teacher saw the Bible verse and brought it to the principal, and ultimately the message was removed from the cards. More