Stop Bible Giveaways (in Louisiana Schools) ?
Sometimes I feel back at home in Romania. That is the land where I was born and where I grew up in a communist and largely atheistic society. However, I was brought up as a Christian (thanks to my parents, grandparents etc).
Of course – being a communist/atheistic society – you could/should not bring your Bible to school. You could read it at home (if you were blessed enough to have access to one – most of them were smuggled into the country), but you could not even dream about bringing it to school or giving a Bible to someone else, for you probably would have landed in jail.
Today I felt like I was back in my childhood days (ok – I AM exaggerating :)) after I read this piece of news: here.
A judge in Louisiana “ordered a public school system to stop allowing in-school Bible giveaways, saying the practice violates the First Amendment separation of church and state.”
I wonder if he would stop the giveaway of condoms…at least in Romania, they would have banned both!
The world is certainly changing and it is happening in unpredictable ways. While in Romania you can now freely hand out Bibles all over the place, in Louisiana it violates the separation of church and state (though it is not the state giving away the Bibles and it is not a particular Church which distributes them).
Who knows – maybe we will soon see Bibles given away for free in Muslim countries, while in the land of the free our hands will be tied behind your back…?