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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    As a parent, I'd write on the permission slip: "why are you wasting time with this crap? If I want my kid to have a Bible or whatever, I'll just buy him one. Just teach him math and stop this nonsense."
    There are those that would do this concerning evolution also.

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    the professor quoted within the cited article got it right
    the school must decide to make no such religious books available or it must make them available for any religion
    in this instance, the school wrongly opted to only allow the religious teachings of the Christian faith and excluded that of another (pagan) religion
    were i the one making such determination, i would prohibit allowing any such texts to be given out; but it is clear this school administration is so ignorant about this matter they should no longer be in a position to make such choices
    No, like I said, this isn't about access to the school by different religions. It's about the right of the students who are being given the bibles or whatever. This isn't the public square, it's a school.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    There are those that would do this concerning evolution also.
    Then write that on your permission slip if you want.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Schools do not IMO have the right to overrule the wishes of the parents.
    I agree and that's what I'm saying.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Here we go - a good explanation of this exact issue, including court cases about handing out bibles:

    firstamendmentcenter.org: Religious Liberty in Public Schools - topic
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Bibles distributed to public school students?

    People who wants their religion promoted in public schools, almost always Christians, should be careful what they hope for. You have to also allow witch's spell books and the Quran to be equally promoted.


    Ginger Strivelli, who practices Witchcraft, a form of Paganism, said she was upset when her 12-year-old son [who did not wish to be photographed for this article] came home from North Windy Ridge intermediate school with a Bible.


    Pagan Mom Challenges Bible Giveaway At North Carolina School | Fox News
    I have no problem with different religious books being distrusted in schools,if one religious group is allowed to distribute their books to kids then other groups should be allowed as well. I am not a anti-religious bigot.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I have no problem with different religious books being distrusted in schools,if one religious group is allowed to distribute their books to kids then other groups should be allowed as well. I am not a anti-religious bigot.
    I am not sure that it makes me a religious bigot that I think the parents should have the overall authority on whether or not religious materials are available at the school of their children.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'm about to give up and just start trolling.

    Leaving books available for students to pick up on their whim is not indoctrination.
    no, it's not, but limiting the availability to just the bible might be.

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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    This is an all or nothing case. Either allow it all or don't. I'm not too concerned about "religion" in school in general and I do think we've taken it a bit too far on some instances. However, you can't just hand out bibles without allowing other religious literature.
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    Re: Pagan mom challenges Bible giveaway at North Carolina school

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    I agree and that's what I'm saying.
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    No problem here with that.

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