(AgapePress) - The ACLU is trying to restrict the Gideons from handing out Bibles to fifth-graders at an elementary school in Missouri.
For years the superintendent of the South Iron R-1 School District in Annapolis, Missouri, has permitted various groups to present information to students at district schools. The open access policy in the district has allowed such groups as Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Union Pacific Railroad to have access to the students during classroom time. The Gideons International, which annually places and distributes more than 63 million Scriptures worldwide, has had access to schools during a study period.
Now, however, The Gideons has been singled out in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri, which claims that last fall two Gideons representatives were permitted to address fifth-graders during class time and then...
"...Smithville R-II School District settled a federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU, agreeing that it would not "aid, abet, or assist in the distribution of Bibles to school children on school premises," or "grant permission to any non-student to distribute Bibles on school premises." That lawsuit had been filed by a Catholic father of three."
One had better know the enemy!
I'm not happy that the Gideons were handing out only half a Bible.