Gideons must follow same rules as others (April 1, 2016)

Gideons will now be forced to abide by the same literature distribution rules as all other groups in Georgia’s Whitfield County Schools following an FFRF complaint.

A district parent said representatives of the men’s ministry handed out bibles to Westside Elementary School students on Nov. 10, 2015.

FFRF Staff Attorney Elizabeth Cavell wrote a letter to the district on March 28, informing the district of the unconstitutionality of the Gideons handing out bibles.

In an April 1 email, Superintendent Judy Gilreath informed FFRF that principals are told each year that they cannot allow Gideons on campus to distribute bibles, but may place a table in their schools where, without discrimination, people and organizations can place literature, unattended, for students to pick up.

Freedom From Religion Foundation