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The Gideon international, thier books and schools.

08 Nov

We all know that the Gideon are a group who put bibles in every place they can squeeze one in. apprently they have managed 1.5 billion in hotels, hospitals prisons army and now schools here in Ireland.

The young lad who is in 1st year came home with a pocket edition of the new testament and proverbs and psalms, they came into the community school gave them out and he was instructed by the teacher to take one and to put his name on it and to keep it in his bag and the class was told to read a bit from it every day.

This book is not on the book list it is not part of the curriculum, but this evangelical organisation was allowed in the school and it’s literature was pressed on every child. The book has a special index in the front which points to passages to help with life’s problems, christian virtue and character.

I am staggered they were allowed in the school and it was given out and that my son who is not christian (and the teachers are aware of that) was instructed to take one and put his name on it.

Am I the only one who thinks this is well out of order?

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Posted by on November 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to “The Gideon international, thier books and schools.

  1. Walls

    November 8, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    It is a matter of the upmost seriousness. It is wrong in several different ways (a) the unannounced visit from a religious organisation (b) the material being brought home (c) the inclusion of the student’s name and the instruction to keep reading it. You should be screaming and if you want a posse I’ll ride shotgun!

     

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