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Gideon bible handout stopped in Texas (June 2, 2015)

The Corsicana Independent School District in Texas will no longer let Gideons International distribute bibles. Students from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes were allowed to skip class in order to assist with the distribution, and students who did not accept the bible were reportedly told that “they would go to hell.”

Staff Attorney Sam Grover wrote the district’s superintendent explaining FFRF’s objections to the unconstitutional practice.

The superintendent responded June 2 that the district “intends to ensure compliance with the law” by banning future bible distributions.