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Cumberland County halts Bible distribution to schools
Schools officials in Cumberland County are no longer allowing outside groups to leave Bibles in elementary schools.
The ruling from the school system's attorney comes after the mother of a fifth-grader complained about a stack of Bibles left in her son's classroom. Geri Weaver filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina.
The ACLU argues that a past federal court case prohibits outside groups of providing Bibles to elementary school students. The ACLU says impressionable young students would think that the school was promoting the Bible....
Forbidding the Word of God to a person is a criminal act before God. Imagine a man in bed, attached to an oxygen machine in order to breathe. A person takes that tube and squeezes it, so the oxygen can't get through, and the person dies. The person who squeezed the tube is a murderer. Deny the Word of God to a soul, and you murder the soul. If you can't get inside the school to give the Word away, stand outside the school and put it in the children's hands as they walk down the public sidewalk on the way home. The freedom of the Word has always been Constitutional. Those who claim it is not are enemies of the Constitution and the freedoms it protects.
These people are not to be obeyed. Their rulings against us should only inspire us to get around their rulings and get the Word out to the people even more. I really get sick and tired of Christians who keep going to the courts and pleading, please Mister Pagan Judge, permit us to give the Word to save souls. We are to obey God rather than men.
The big question is not whether it is right to leave bibles in schools but whether it would be alright for other religions to leave their books in the class rooms. In America and other countries in the west the fight is not against religion but Christianity versus the world. We see Christianity attacked more than any other religion.
Jim, the problem in this case is that it wasn't the parents, it was the ACLU.
I can remember when I was a grade schooler (I'm 50 yrs old now) and I can tell you that receiving a Bible, or thinking the school promoted Christian behaviour didn't stop me from being a little heathen hudlum. I'm not exactly sure where the ACLU get's their fear about children today from.
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