Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmatic…but not Religion

gideons-international-new-testament-0be2b06c16a34d8bA representative for Gideon International reported that student Bibles are no longer allowed to students at an elementary school in Kansas following a complaint from a national humanist organization.
The American Humanist Association sent a letter to the superintendent of the school district and the principal of the elementary school and that it had been contacted by the parents of several children who were unhappy with the Bible distribution.

The Bibles were placed on a table in a commons area where those interested could freely take a copy.

“Your school district has allowed an outside religious organization, believed to be the Gideons, to distribute Bibles to young children at Herington Elementary School. The district’s actions in assisting the Gideons in distributing Bibles to elementary students represents a clear breach of the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution and we hereby demand assurances that this practice will discontinue immediately,” the letter, written by the AHA attorney.

It asserted that allowing the Bible placement sends the message that the school and district endorse Christianity.

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One thought on “Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmatic…but not Religion

  1. I am interested in purchasing about 50 of these pocket bibles. Where can I find them please? Thank you!

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