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POSTED: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 11:28pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 3:30pm

NACOGDOCHES - The American Civil Liberties union set their eyes set on the Nacogdoches Independent School District on Tuesday after one student's parent complained about bible distribution in school.

The A.C.L.U. sent out a letter to the Nacogdoches School District after an anonymous complaint was filed against them.

The groups claims representatives of Gideons International distributed bibles to students at an N.I.S.D. middle school during the lunch hour late last year. The complaint even said the principal was urging the students to take the bibles.

The A.C.L.U. told KETK:

"In some school districts this has lead to actual disruptions. Kids have ended up using the bibles to throw it around and generally disrupt the school and that is one of our main concerns and also concerned that children who may not choose to have a bible for whatever reason would feel pressured to do so."

N.I.S.D.  released their own statement on Tuesday.

"We take the concerns of our students, teachers and community very seriously and were shocked to learn of the A.C.L.U.'s concerns from local media and the internet. At this time we have yet to receive the written correspondence noted in the press release, but we have contacted legal counsel and are researching the situation."

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I am sure that if someone did go pass out the Koran the A.C.L.U. wouldn't have said a thing. It's just a way to target Christians. Kim is right! They don't have to accept it if they don't want it!!!!

It's "Qur'an", not Koran. Might want to actually learn a little about other religions before you take to them with a sledgehammer.

Right. Imagine this: you're sitting at a table with friends, surrounded by other classmates. The principal says, hey, these folks have their Bibles, get one if you want one. Are YOU going to be the only one left at the table? Even if you're Jewish? Buddhist? I think not. That's PRESSURE, my friend, whether you like it or not. Kids should NOT be subjected to ANY form of religious pressure while they're at school - at a PUBLIC school funded by my taxes. BTW, I'm a Christian.

What harm is there in offering students, or anyone for that matter, a Bible? If someone does not want it they do not have to take it. Bottom line we all need the Living Word of God in our lives and I applaud their efforts to share it.

So you're okay with kids getting a Torah, a Qu'ran, instructions on how to become Buddhist? If they're going to hand out one (an obvious violation of church/state separation) they should hand out all.

The "separation of church and state" was intended to keep the state from controlling our religion, as the King of England was the head of the Church of England. It was never intended to keep our religious beliefs from controlling our government. Read the Federalist Papers, our Constitution, even the Declaration of Independence. The founding fathers intended this to be a Christian nation!

Guess I will go hand out the koran at the same school.....that would be within the constitution being they are handing out the Christian Bible

If you don't like the kind of world the Bible leads to, please know that you are invited to sample life without it; just pick your Eden somewhere in the Middle East. Libya, Saudi Arabia, or even Iran are places that you probably won't be bothered by someone offering you a Bible!

If you want to pass out bibles, you should either A) pass out one each of the HUNDREDS of other 'holy' books out there to be fair, or B) go to work for a private school.

personally in response to your comment,any holy instruction,testimony could be benficial, but, everyone needs The HOLY WORD. The BIBLE tells us in John 21:25 that if all the testimonies about Jesus were written, that He supposes that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Simply, 2+2=4 is the Truth, 2+2=5 is not the Truth and is error ,2+2=3 is also error, So I am gald that we have liberty to receive and know the Truth
Jesus Christ came in the Flesh(human)

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