Wednesday, January 6, 2010
IN THE NEWS - Bibles Banned
Bibles Banned in Bible Belt
Giving away Bibles to school children is unconstitutional.
That’s the law of the land in Wilson County, Tennessee – a suburb of Nashville. The school board was facing a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union over a long-time tradition.
Every year, fifth grade students were presented free Bibles from The Gideons International.
The Gideons are based in Nashville and have been giving away pocket-sized copies of The New Testament, the Proverbs and Psalms for decades. Last year, they distributed more than 11 million Bibles.
Boys and girls in Wilson County were not required to take the Bibles but the parents of one child complained. They admit their daughter was not forced to accept the Bible but the girl was afraid of being singled out for ridicule had she refused.
That’s when the ACLU got involved.
Read The Full Article by Todd Starnes here