Alabama School Officials Block Distribution of Bibles in Public Schools

November 23, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On November 23, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "local school officials [in Athens, Alabama] have blocked Gideons International from distributing Bibles in public schools after a parent threatened to file suit. Limestone County Superintendent Barry Carroll said a parent complained after the Christian organization held its annual Bible distribution for fifth-graders. Bob Lambert, the president of the local Gideons chapter, said the organization would abide by the decision and did not want any publicity for fear it would compromise Bible giveaways elsewhere."