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After Bible Distribution, Atheist Group Gets a Turn in Florida Schools E-mail
Written by Don Byrd   
Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Fair is fair. After a Bible distribution group was allowed on high school campuses in Orange County Florida to make scripture available to high school students, officials realize they must provide the same opportunity to an atheist group. Freethinkers will make pamphlets available tomorrow entitled "What is Wrong with the Ten Commandments?" and "Ten Myths About Atheists."

The Orlando Sentinel has more:

"We want to close the door to religion in schools, not open it to Freethought," said David Williamson, organizer of the Central Florida Freethought Community. But "if they're going to have a religious discussion on campus, we need to be a part of it," he said.
The materials will be left on a table in a common area for students to take. Volunteers may not interact with the students, and can only replenish materials if they run out. The Bible distribution had to follow the same rules.

To his credit, the head of the Bible distribution organization in question, World Changers, supports other organizations' right to distribute literature. But is this what we want our public school experience to include? Should schools become a battleground for religious and anti-religious advocates competing for the minds and souls of adolescent children? Isn't that important enough to leave for families to oversee in their homes and houses of worship?

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