A couple of weeks ago, I had posted a question about how you would feel if someone came to your child's public school and passed out religious materials to the students. This happened in a middle school in a county that neighbors mine. The principal of the school had given permission for an annual event where two men come on the campus and distribute Bibles to the fifth graders.
I was challenged to do something about it if it bothered me so much. The problem was that it wasn't my child's school or my school district. In spite of that, I did email the superintendent of that district asking him questions about the event and how other groups could participate in it. It's no surprise, really, that I never heard back from him.
Today, my older daughter said that there was a man in the fifth-grade hallway giving out Bibles to the students when she arrived at school today.
My daughter was ridiculed by her classmates when she did not take one.
I now have a dog in the fight. Tomorrow, I'll be contacting the principal to see if it was with her permission, and if other religious groups were invited to participate in this "event". Depending on her answer, I'll take it from there.
What would you do if this happened in your child's school? Does it matter if it is the Bible or the literature of a different religion? Do you think public schools are the proper venue for something of this nature?Answer Question
Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:14 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 6:15 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by Imogine at 6:15 PM on May. 10, 2011
I think its a good way to explore and learn but no i wouldn't want anything passed out at school i wouldnt mind if it was an after school program with all religions. I have no fear about my dds learning or hearing about other religions but i don't think it should be done during school hours unless its a religion class that wasn't bias. Im a christian if you wanted to know?
Answer by whitenena at 6:20 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by hibbingmom at 6:20 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by sahmamax2 at 6:20 PM on May. 10, 2011
Freedom of expression does not allow an adult that does not belong there to just walk into a school and start handing out material of any kind.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 6:20 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by Dkhilly at 6:21 PM on May. 10, 2011