Bible distribution ends in Ohio (February 8, 2016)

After receiving a complaint from FFRF, the River View Local School District in Warsaw, Ohio, also will no longer permit the Gideons to distribute bibles.

Students were reportedly separated into groups who wanted and did not want to receive bibles. The children who elected not to take one were instructed to wait in a separate line until the Gideons were finished distributing bibles to other students.

“Public schools have a constitutional obligation to remain neutral toward religion and to protect the rights of conscience of young and impressionable students,” wrote Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert in a letter originally sent June 5, 2015.

The district finally informed FFRF on Feb. 8 that it would not permit the distribution of bibles on school property.

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