A Colorado school district will soon distribute satanic and atheist literature to middle school and high school students after pressure from atheist groups.
Beginning April 1, the Delta County School District will provide students books from Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Satanic Temple, and Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers after the groups complained.
FFRF Co-president Dan Barker said the push to hand out satanic books happened in response to Gideon Bibles being distributed in a passive way to students while school is in session.
“The Delta County School District could have resolved the issue by not allowing religious groups inside their schools,” Barker said in a FFRF news release, according to The Christian Post. “But since it has chosen to be obdurate, it’s left us with no option than to respond to the religious propagandizing.”
Earlier this month, FFRF stated that the refusal by leaders in another school district to distribute books cost taxpayers.
“Public schools have previously attempted to deny FFRF permission to distribute literature,” FFRF Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel said.
“That resulted in a lawsuit that cost the (Orange) County Public Schools nearly $90,000, and they ended up approving all the literature for distribution anyway,” he said. “Shortly after approving all the literature they closed the literature distribution forum – what FFRF had been asking for (and what FFRF has been asking DCSD 50J for) from the beginning.”
Candi Cushman, education analyst with Focus on the Family, disagrees with why the atheist groups are allowed to hand out their literature.
“Common-sense standards of decency should apply to these (books),” Cushman told The Christian Post. “From the images displayed on recent television reports on this story, it appears that some of the materials may be disparaging of other religious viewpoints and even lewd in their depictions.”
“So a decision to make this literature available to students should also be reviewed in light of other school policies that may protect students’ exposure to inappropriately lewd images and overtly disparaging and insulting content,” she said.
But Cushman said the Colorado school district’s goal to allow a variety of beliefs on its campuses is positive.
“It is commendable that the school is making an effort to avoid unconstitutional discrimination in a public forum against a group simply because of its faith-based perspective,” Cushman said. “As Americans, we believe the truth will rise to the surface when allowed to be heard.”
Cushman said God’s truth will ultimately have the victory over the lies of Satan.
“As Christians, we know the truth of the Bible will win out in a competition with any other belief system,” she said. “It would be unfortunate to let intimidation from groups — with an apparent agenda of shutting a public forum down — to succeed in censorship for all.”
Leaders of the Delta County School District are now discussing revising their policy regarding the handing out of literature on school campuses, according to a local news outlet, KJCT-TV.
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For about 8 years now – Austin Cline sends me a news letter once a week – it used to be 2 times a week – but I think he got too busy & cut it down to once a week. Austin is a philosopher – so I get to write all kinds of thinking stuff in response to his articles. It’s a great website.
My late father – read tarot cards – practiced numerology – did astrological charts.
When I was 8 years old, of his 2 daughters, he taught me – we also played checkers together.
I grew up in an interesting house hold.
After his death, it was for me, his eldest daughter to burn his tarot cards, I let a few months passed then I lit a fire in the fire place, when the fire was burning well, I threw in the pack, after a few seconds 3 cards came flying out, 2 were burning, I looked at them & threw them back, immediately the card that was not burning flew out again it was for me to keep, it was a reading – ‘one should never use anyone else’s gear’ . & yet so may practitioners use contaminated stuff – one needs to set up ones own line of connections & not follow in the footsteps of another.
* As long as the students do not have to pay money for this reading material – who cares – it will all end up in the recycle bin where it belongs anyway..
If you don’t peep over the fence, you don’t know what’s there, do ya !
Therefore your opinion cannot be informed –
AND – they will say to you, “your full of shit”
You’ll be just as oblivious to the world as the Australian Bureau of Statistics is –
AND – that is how come they make it all up.