Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Parents Fuming as Texas Schools Let Gideons Provide Bibles to Students

Parents Fuming as Texas Schools Let Gideons Provide Bibles to Students

This foxnews.com story tells us that the Gideons dropped off Bibles at thirteen middle and high schools in Frisco, TX, for one day, as described here:

The Gideons are now taking advantage of a school policy that allows them to leave Bibles on a tabletop in the schools' front offices, though they're barred from interacting with students or remaining there during school hours.
Sounds insidious, eh? Nowhere in the article was it implied that members of the Gideons came into the schools to conduct organized proselytizing. Note these comments by parents:
"If they're God-fearing Christians ... they should be giving those items wherever they worship. School is a place to learn, not a place to worship."

"I am not atheist — I believe in God," she told FOXNews.com. "But I just don't want any religion forced on my child at school. That's why my child goes to a public school."
The point these parents seem to be making is that they want religion to be expelled from their public schools. And this is a shame. A deeper understanding of the Bible and a personal relationship with God would make many of those students better academically, socially, and in other ways. That would make the school better.

Bibles are not the problem, folks; sin is the problem. Why is it OK for sinful practices (For example, think: Sex education) to be promoted in our schools but not OK for Bibles to be distributed? Why is there such antagonism toward the Scripture?

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I agree...sin is the problem. We are walking around, Christians included, in a seduced state of mind and instead of standing strong in our faith, we have embraced the weights of sin as the cloud of witnesses that guides us. Good for the Gideons! I hope they invade every school in America with copies of the Bible and it brings forth much fruit in the spirit!