A school district in Kansas has put an end to it its yearly Bible giveaway at a public elementary school after it received a complaint from one of the nation’s leading secular legal organizations. Herington Elementary School will no longer allow an outside Christian organization to hand out Bibles to students in the school hallway during regular school hours, district Superintendent Ron Wilson said this week. “Our district respects all religious beliefs and the constitutional rights of every student,” Wilson said, according The Kansas City Star.
“We will no longer allow distribution of religious materials.” Wilson’s announcement comes after the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to Wilson and Principal Donalyn Biehler stating that allowing an external Christian group to hand out Bibles to elementary age students is a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. READ MORE