Gideon Distribution Halted (December 2000)

Superintendent Della Jones of Keystone Public Schools in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, notified the Foundation on Dec. 12 that “Gideons will not be allowed on campus to distribute bibles or any other religious materials.”

The Foundation complained on Dec. 5 on behalf of a Sand Springs family offended that their fifth-grader received a New Testament Bible from the Gideons in a classroom this fall.

The Foundation pointed to more than 40 years of legal precedent against distribution of Gideon bibles on public school property.

Della Jones phoned the Foundation office to advise that the school district would change its policy and faxed a letter to that effect.

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