Just when you thought Gideon Bibles were going away, they re-emerged in a North Carolina classroom:
Geri Weaver, the mother of a student at E.E. Miller Elementary School in Fayetteville, notified the American Civil Liberties Union after a stack of New Testaments were made available in her son’s classroom on Nov. 9.
The books have the imprint of the Gideons, an international group known for placing Bibles in hotel rooms, but it was unclear whether a school employee or outside organization placed them in the classroom.
Apparently “current law allows the distribution of religious tracts in public schools only to high school students and even that is subject to certain requirements.”
After you read the full story, check out the comments. They’re quite scary.
No need to reprint all the threatening, judgmental, I’d-be-scared-to-live-in-North Carolina postings, but they do give a glimpse as to how reactionary certain people could be.
You know the same people would be in an uproar if it was the Koran that was being distributed…
(Thanks to Kate for the link!)
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