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FFRF Criticizes Kentucky Governor Call To Bring Bibles To School

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(LEX 18) The Freedom From Religion Foundation is calling out Governor Matt Bevin for encouraging students to carry Bibles to class. 

In a Facebook post on October 3, the governor encouraged students to bring their Bibles to school, promoting the website www.bringyourbible.org.

“For this reason, Supreme Court has reiterated in numerous decisions that preventing such divisiveness is a major reason why the framers of our secular and godless Constitution wisely chose to separate from religion,” FFRF Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor write to the governor. “The separation of church from state is a founding principle of this nation and of our constitution: Our government and government actors cannot promote, advance or otherwise endorse religion.”

“Imagine the consternation had you directed children to bring Qurans to school to ‘celebrate the wisdom of that book,’” FFRF asks Bevin. “It is equally inappropriate for the highest elected officer in Kentucky to endorse the Bible's use in our public schools. The government may not take sides in religion, but this is precisely what you have done.”

You can read the letter from FFRF to Bevin below.

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