The Christian Post reports that a conservative Christian group has begun a probably-illegal Bible distribution program in local high schools in the area.
Volunteers from a Florida-based group have distributed Bibles to the lunchrooms of several high schools in the Sunshine State.
World Changers of Florida, a conservative organization, distributed the Bibles on Wednesday, with a focus on high schools in Orange County.
There are apparently some restrictions on the program, but definitely not enough to comply with the First Amendment.
“Passive distribution means the Bibles may be placed on one unmanned table for distribution in a location where students normally congregate during non-instructional time,” reads the memo. “The representatives may only be allowed to replenish Bibles if they run out and must remove any undistributed literature at the end of the distribution day.”
Has the ACLU heard about this? Anybody got any copies of The God Delusion they’d like to make available for distribution in the same cafeterias?
Here’s an idea: what if we put up a “Teach The Controversy” web site where students could get access to all kinds of controversial information about the Bible’s self-contradictions, the actual history of the church, the evidence that Jesus was mostly or entirely mythical, and so on? Then distribute bookmarks with the web site URL alongside all these World Changers Bibles, so that students who take them can keep their place as they read, and maybe have some interesting discoveries to make next time they go online? Our goal would be to make sure there’s at least one bookmark for every Bible.
Anybody up for that?