DENVER – Atheists are providing pamphlets on topics like sex in the Bible, problems with the Ten Commandments and a Satanic activity book to middle and high school students in a rural Colorado district.
It may sound like an April Fool's joke, but Friday's handouts are real. It's the result of a fight between Delta County schools and critics over whether it should continue to let everyone from Little League organizers to the Gideons distribute literature in schools.
The availability of Bibles in schools in December led the Freedom from Religion Foundation to ask to the school district to offer its material to students in a bid to close the door on all outside literature. But the school district allowed it, rather than risk a costly lawsuit. The district says it's looking at changing its policy.