A Colorado school
district will soon
distribute satanic and atheist literature to middle
school and high school students after pressure from
atheist groups. Beginning April
1, the Delta County School District
will provide students books
from Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Satanic
Temple, and Western Colorado Atheists and
Freethinkers after the groups complained.
Dan Barker said the
push to hand out satanic books happened in response
to Gideon Bibles being distributed in a passive way
to students while school is in session.
"The Delta County School District could have
resolved the issue by not allowing religious groups
inside their schools," Barker said in a FFRF news
release, according to The Christian Post.
"But since it has chosen to be obdurate, it's left
us with no option than to respond to the religious
education analyst with Focus on the Family,
disagrees with why the atheist groups are allowed to
hand out their literature.
"It is commendable that the
school is making an effort to avoid unconstitutional
discrimination in a public forum against a group
simply because of its faith-based perspective,"
Cushman said. "As
Americans, we believe the truth will rise to the
surface when allowed to be heard."
Cushman said God's truth
will ultimately have the victory over the lies of
we know the truth of the Bible will win out in a
competition with any other belief system," she said.
would be unfortunate to let intimidation from groups
-- with an apparent agenda of shutting a public
forum down -- to succeed in censorship for all."