FFRF stops bible distributions in Georgia school (July 16, 2012)

Thomas County School District, Ga., will no longer allow bibles to be distributed in its schools, after receiving a letter of complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

The principal at Thomas County Middle School announced over the intercom on March 20, 2012, that representatives from The Gideons International were in school and would be distributing bibles to students. After receiving a complaint about this from an unhappy parent, FFRF Staff Attorney Stephanie Schmitt informed Superintendent George Kornegay, Jr., in a March 23rd letter, “It is unconstitutional for public school districts to allow the Gideons to distribute bibles during the school day.”

In a July 16 letter of response, Kornegay wrote that the school district would comply with the Constitution, and bible distributions to students “will not occur in the future in the Thomas County Schools.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation