Author Topic: Bible ban: Wisconsin university system removes book from campus center rooms  (Read 341 times)

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Offline flowers

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/16/wisconsin-university-system-bans-gideons-bibles-ca/

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The Wisconsin public university system removed all its copies of the Gideon Bible from the campus conference center after the Freedom From Religion Foundation complained of a constitutional violation.

Administrators with the University of Wisconsin-Extension said they received the complaint in November and after weeks of consideration and discussion, decided to remove from the Lowell Center all 137 copies of the bible — a normal fixture at guest rooms and in hotels around the nation.

“Permitting members of outside religious groups the privilege of placing their religious literature in public university guest rooms constitutes state endorsement and advancement of these Christian publications,” said FFRF attorney Patrick Elliot, in a letter of complaint, UPI reported. And on the group’s website, he wrote that “while private hotels may choose to put any type of literature they want in their guest rooms, state-run colleges have a constitutional obligation to remain neutral toward religion.”


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“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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A group, not sure if it's the Gideons, passed out Bibles at a local state college. A few of the kids accepted them, then threw them on the ground. I picked them up and gave them to a local church. This was in 2005.

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A group, not sure if it's the Gideons, passed out Bibles at a local state college. A few of the kids accepted them, then threw them on the ground. I picked them up and gave them to a local church. This was in 2005.

IMO this lack of respect for the bible is at the root of the problems in this country.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Why is it that Christians are the only religion in the world that is required to be tolerant of everyone else??


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Why is it that Christians are the only religion in the world that is required to be tolerant of everyone else??

Most likely it is because Christians have morals. Liberals know their behavior is bad, and Christians make them feel guilty, even though they don't interfere with their lifestyles. Do away with Christians, then there's nothing to feel guilty about.


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