Tag archive for ‘Bibles confiscated’
By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, April 25th, 2016

Idaho Gov Butch Otter vetoes bill permitting Bible as reference in schools, ‘could result for the loss of funding and costly litigation’

The Republican governor of Idaho, Gov. Butch Otter, has vetoed a bill that would permitted the Bible to be used a for reference purposes in public school classrooms out of concern that it could result in a lawsuit. More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Idaho passes bill to allow Bible in public school classrooms

A bill that would allow the Bible to be used in the classrooms of public schools has passed the Idaho legislature and now goes on to Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter for approval. The voluntary use of the Bible as reference More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Tennessee: School district ends visits by Gideons, free Bibles as ‘unconstitutional’

The distribution of Bibles by the Gideons has been banned in six Tennessee schools because it has been deemed unconstitutional. Six schools in Bledsoe County School District are no longer allowed to welcome Gideons More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

New report: Americans believe in freedom to own Bible, wrong on global pressence

A new report provides evidence of overwhelming support among Americans for global access to the Bible, but is seemingly naive when is comes to actual global pressence and translations. The new American Bible Society’s More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Missouri student, Loyal Grandstaff, told he can’t read Bible in school during free time

A 12-year-old Missouri student claims he was told to put away his Bible when he began reading it during classroom free time. Bueker Middle School seventh grader Loyal Grandstaff got out his Bible to read and was More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Freedom From Religion Foundation: ‘Bible calls for killing nonbelievers, apostates, gays’

While the presence of Gideon Bibles in the hotels at Penn State University riled critics and ultimately the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the atheist group made shocking comment about the Bible. “No nonreligious More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, August 13th, 2012

Uzbekistan invading homes to confiscate Bibles

Authorities in Uzbekistan are searching private homes for what they consider incendiary material — Bibles. Uzbekistan map/CIA Forum 18, an Oslo-based religious-freedom watchdog, says that Roman Nizamutdinov, More...

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