After Gideons International was allowed to distribute bibles in elementary schools Tri-State Freethinkers, with help from the ACLU, got permission to do the same.
Yesterday students had the chance of picking up a (free) book by Helen Bennett titled Humanism, What's That? : A Book For Curious Kids. In which is possible the some of the kids first time even hearing the word Humanism.
Tri-State was able to give out the books in the same manor as Gideons. No members were ever allowed within the school during the school day. Only administrators were there to give out the books to whoever wanted one. No one was forced into getting a copy.
Many parents threatened to remove their children from the participating schools. However it is unclear if any actually did. Only mother said she would keep her kids home during the event but later on she decided not to. Saying "whether we like it or not. Our kids are going to go out in to this world. They are going to come across these situations. This is a good opportunity to teach them how to handle it."
I thank Tri-State and the ACLU for this greatly. I wish things like this would have been common place when I was in elementary. I'm glad these kids get the chance I never did. I'm also glad there wasn't a fight for this. No law suits. Only happy news.
However. . .
There is this one person who sort of got really upset about this. A parent who decided to decide to never send he son to the schools when "he reaches the age." And apparently she thinks that people will do things to her if she doesn't. Acting like anyone cares. Sorry ma'am. We don't. We laugh at you and your RANDOM capitalization of CERTAIN words. Your anger is cute.