Okla. attorney general wants private citizens to distribute religious literature in schools

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Earlier this week, Scott Pruitt announced a new initiative “designed to defend religious freedom and provide support to Oklahoma schools facing intimidation.” Photo courtesy of Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt

Earlier this week, Scott Pruitt announced a new initiative “designed to defend religious freedom and provide support to Oklahoma schools facing intimidation.” Photo courtesy of Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt

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OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt wants private individuals to distribute Bibles in the public schools. Atheists and others say they want the right to distribute their literature, too.

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  • Larry

    Doesn’t this idiot have a real job to do on the state’s dime? Like the head of criminal prosecutions on the state level. Something other than the constant violation of the first amendment in the name of “religious freedom”.

    Do Christians really have such disrespect for civil liberties? All signs point to yes.

  • Julia

    Looking at the big picture–allowing Gideon Bibles to be distributed at schools also means that other Religious literature also can be distributed at schools. Of course, this isn’t the intent and less we forget, this is America where we have Freedom OF Religion which means legally other information can be distributed.

    Studies are beginning to show that the GOP has recognized that using Religion to get them elected is a good practice. Unfortunately, those who listen to this “fear” tactic, do not see the big picture. In the long run, the followers lose more jobs, incomes, opportunities, freedoms, privileges, to name a few.

  • Beverly Margolis-Kurtin

    That piece of crap is typical who thinks that the entire world is Christian and therefore it is perfectly fine to disobey Federal law that prohibits proselytizing and if permitting a version of the King James Version isn’t a CHRISTIAN BOOK I don’t know what is.

    They want THEIR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM while crapping all over the other religions in the world.

    There is only ONE God and it sure isn’t Jesus.

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  • samuel Johnston

    Beverly,
    “There is only ONE God…..”
    And you know that how?
    a) because I said so
    b) because he/she/it said so
    c) I made it up myself
    d) just seems logical to me
    e) I am bone ignorant of the other gods
    f) I hate all the other gods
    g) The only other god is Satan
    h) three gods in one is two too many gods in one

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  • Be Brave

    “But as at least one media account pointed out, Pruitt may have inadvertently opened public school doors to atheists, Satanists and others wishing to distribute literature to students.”

    Atheists and satanists? As if there is a difference?

    Anyway, bring it on. If Christians haven’t disappeared from the earth under the nonstop attacks by satanists-atheists in the Hollywood culture (you know, liberals and progressives) . . . they won’t have anything to worry about if atheism/satanism is allowed to compete in the free marketplace of ideas in the High School setting. Teens are not as stupid or corrupted (yet) as the average secular academic.

    Yes, yes, by all means, allow satanism/atheism a free ride into schools. C’mon now, we all know they have been cruising the schools with complete freedom since the first Humanist Manifesto made its first seducing introduction into the schools in the early 20th century.

    And yet, still Christians thrive.

    Comparisons?

    Bring it…

  • Be Brave

    @BMK,

    ” . . . disobey Federal law that prohibits proselytizing . . . ”

    Please provide proof of your ludicrous charge please.

    Start with the First Amendment if you would please. Or the rest of the Constitution where “the separation of Church and state is NO WHERE to be found.

    And please yet again, start with the First Amendment.

  • Larry

    Its called the 1st Amendment Establishment Clause, BB.

    This is why I never take people like you seriously when they start to talk about religious freedom. They have no idea what it really is.

  • Larry

    Or better yet UPHOLD THE LAW and let none of that nonsense in. If you want to give out Bibles in a school setting, go to Sunday School.

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  • Billysees

    Larry,

    “If you want to give out Bibles in a school setting, go to Sunday School.”

    Of course. Can’t be said any better.

    It is ‘better’ NOT…to do anything…that will be considered unfriendly to others. So whatever you believe about anything, keep between yourself and God…….Romans 14:21……and the 1st part of Romans 14:22