Judge tells Louisiana district to end bible giveaways

April 23, 2008
Giving away bibles at school violates separation of church and state

A federal judge has ordered a public school system in Louisiana to stop allowing in-school Bible giveaways, saying the practice violates the First Amendment. In a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana against the Tangipahoa Parish School Board, the judge found that distributing bibles was a religious activity without a secular purpose and amounted to school board promotion of Christianity.

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