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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:03 PM

Group To Distribute Secular Material After Christians Passed Out Bibles In School

A secularist organization in central Florida announced plans on Wednesday to distribute atheist and agnostic informational materials in local schools after a group of Christians distributed Bibles on Jan. 16, according to the group’s press release.

The Central Florida Freethought Community (CFFC), which is a chapter of the national Freedom from Religion Foundation, believes it is unfair for such materials to be distributed by a single religious group.

David Williamson, head organizer for the chapter formed just last fall, told the Raw Story that he has heard no negative feedback regarding the planned event but that it was announced very recently.

The organization, which Williamson said currently has about 100 people on its email list, hopes to distribute the materials within two weeks, after the consent it has received from the Orange County School Board is made official.

Williamson said his organization was “not in favor of” any organizations going into schools to advocate for religions or non-religions, but that the CFFC was doing so in the name of “equality and making sure we have equal accommodation under the law.”

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Purveyor Jan 2013 OP
HockeyMom Jan 2013 #1
Ian David Jan 2013 #2
KatyMan Jan 2013 #3
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #4
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:22 PM

1. They did this in Collier County, Fl, when I worked there

Fortunately, I was working with Pre-K kids at the time who couldn't READ any Bible they gave out. GOOD.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:29 PM

2. Satanists, Scientologists and Muslims should get a turn, too. Nt

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Response to Ian David (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:38 PM

3. Well, aren't Satanists

a sect of Christianity? So they already had their turn...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:41 PM

4. That popping sound you hear off in the distance?

You know what it is.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:49 PM

5. Insulting

I'm glad the secular organization is doing this, it might shine a light on some things. But it is really insulting to parents when religious organizations pass out Bibles, it's like saying "WE know that you do not know how to bring up your children." They are, in effect, saying that to Christian parents as well as those of other faiths and no religious beliefs. Just so imperious.

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