Here’s a bit of good news. A collection of atheist, agnostic and humanist books will be made available to students at schools in Orange County, Florida on May 2. This resulted from a consent decree in a court case over the distribution of Bibles in those same schools.
Representatives from the Freedom from Religion Foundation and the Central Florida Freethought Community will be “passively” distributing atheism, agnosticism and secular humanism materials to Orange County high school students on Thursday, according to officials.
An Orange County Public Schools memo states the passive distribution will be allowed of the approved materials at Apopka, Boone, University, Cypress Creek, Evans, Edgewater, Wekiva, Colonial, Timber Creek, Winter Park and Jones high schools.
Passive distribution, as defined by school officials, states that approved materials must be placed on one unmanned table for distribution in a location where students are during a non-instructional time. A written disclaimer will be on the table saying OCPS doesn’t endorse or sponsor the distribution…Representatives from the groups aren’t allowed to speak to the students and can’t position themselves at the table throughout the day, according to school officials. The representatives must pass a background screening and be registered as a volunteer on campus.
Among the books to be distributed: The Age of Reason and Why Women Need Freedom From Religion. These are the same rules that were placed on the distribution of Bibles. All in all, this is far better than the way Bibles are distributed in classrooms in so many schools around the country. The second comment on that article is hilariously idiotic:
Next headlines you see are going to read, A New muslime Curriculum Being Passively Distributed In All American Schools. The POTUS Declares, All Students To Be Passively Issued A quran. Don’t think that could happen huh ??? THINK AGAIN.
I don’t have to think again. This guy, on the other hand, still needs to think for the first time.