Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wisc. Atheists Want Christians Out of Okla. Schools

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has been, as always, sending threatening letters to dozens of Oklahoma public schools demanding that Christians have no business talking about Jesus or being in possession of Bibles anywhere near school children.  However, where are these same atheists as myriad public schools across America indoctrinate students with non-Christian religion?
"You have this Evangelical group going out [to schools] and forcing their religion upon these children — it's incredibly predatory and dangerous."
-- Andrew Seidel, Attorney Freedom From Religion Foundation (from KOCO-TV5 Oklahoma City)
For background, read Oklahoma School Challenges Atheists' Lawsuit Threat

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

'God Bless America' Banned from Florida School

California School Bans Books by Christian Authors

Florida School Teaches Islam Including Prayer Rugs

Colorado School Visits Mosque, Enforces Sharia Law for Girls' Dress

Massachusetts Students Forced To Learn Muslim Conversion

Pseudo Prayer Mandatory at School in San Francisco

California Judge OKs Teaching Hinduism in Public School

-- From "Bible distribution at Oklahoma public schools leads to complaint from Wisconsin-based group" by The Associated Press 2/17/15

The Oklahoman reports that the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation sent letters to 26 school districts after they were informed that Gideon's International and the son of a state representative had been distributing bibles to fifth-grade students in Checotah, Eufaula and Stidham.

Someone complained to the foundation after seeing a Facebook post by Jamison Faught [age 26] that he and fellow members of Gideon's International had spent a morning passing out bibles to students.

Jamison Faught's father, Rep. George Faught, R-Muskogee, said that he supports his son's efforts.

"Passing out the scriptures — you certainly can't be blamed for that," Rep. Faught said. "What happens is, this group has used scare tactics ... The great thing about Oklahoma is that I've been at a lot of school activities where, at least in our area, we still pray before football games. We still — some people pray before meetings and certainly honor our God-given rights."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Bible distribution at some Oklahoma public schools prompts group's complaint" by Randy Ellis, The Oklahoman 2/16/15

“Last several years, we’ve been able to do it at every school in McIntosh, Okmulgee and Okfuskee counties except one or two,” Jamison Faught wrote on Facebook. “Last year, the Checotah principal not only personally took us to each classroom, but he helped us hand them out!”

“These allegations, if true, violate the Constitution and breach the trust between the District and parents,” Seidel wrote in a letter to Janet Blocker, superintendent of Checotah Public Schools.

Seidel said his organization has not filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma schools over the issue yet and he hopes it doesn’t come to that.

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Also read Court Orders Oklahoma Christian Cop to Mosque, Accept Koran