Friday, January 17, 2014

Florida Counties' Schools Allow Bible Distribution For Religious Freedom Day

In Orange and Collier counties in Florida yesterday, public schools marked Religious Freedom Day by allowing the the Florida Family Policy Council and World Changers of Florida to distribute Bibles to high school students under the schools' policy on outside distribution of materials.  The Orlando Sentinel reports that softcover and hardcover New International Version Bibles were placed by volunteers on unmanned tables in accessible locations where students could pick them up. A lawsuit by the Central Florida Freethought Community was filed last year when Orange County school officials only permitted the group to make some of its literature available for students. (See prior related posting.)