I’d like to take just a quick moment to heap a little derision and mockery on one Bonnie Matthews from Belle Fourche, SD.
Her son came home from school with (grab your smelling salts) a Bible! The son told her a guy in the hallway gave it to him. She complained to the school, and found out it was some Gideons passing them out.
The fact that it was not being read or taught in a class or by a teacher or administrator at all did not placate her. Nosiree. She took it to the ACLU.
I tend to be pretty skeptical of the ACLU, but I’ll give them some credit here. From the AP story:
While Matthews didn’t like it, she isn’t getting any support from the American Civil Liberties Union. Jennifer Ring, who heads the ACLU in the Dakotas, said distribution of religious materials in school is a form of free speech and religious freedom.
The ACLU is typically very hostile to Christianity. They are pretty good at hollering like the princess feeling the pea under 10 mattresses at any mention of Jesus within 500 yards of any government building. Yet even they said the woman’s full of it.
How far out into dumbassery do you have to get to lose the sympathy of even the ACLU in an anti-Christian case? Yowsa!
She probably wouldn’t have batted an eye if they were passing out Eminem CDs and porno.