Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Universities In Crossfire Over Bibles In Hotel Rooms

Two state universities find themselves in the cross fire of rival advocacy groups over the issue of Gideon Bibles in the night stands at university hotels and conference centers.  The Blaze reported yesterday that after complaints by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Iowa State University's Hotel Memorial Union agreed to remove bibles from in-room night stands and place them instead in its downstairs library and reading room. The University of Wisconsin-Extension also agreed to remove bibles from guest rooms in its conference center. Now however Alliance Defending Freedom has told both universities that the 1st Amendment does not require them to remove the Bibles, and doing so amounts to viewpoint discrimination.