Bible Distribution Program Ends

By: AP
By: AP

The superintendent of a Hillsdale County school district says he's putting a stop to a Bible distribution program after a parent objected.
Jonesville Community Schools Superintendent Mike Potts says he doesn't see any need to continue the practice at Williams Elementary School.
Potts tells the Jackson Citizen Patriot the district will, however, continue another program that allows Williams students to leave the building during school hours for offsite Bible study.
Parent Kristen Finnegan contacted Potts to question the distribution program.
She tells the newspaper for a story Monday she is happy about the response from school officials.
Finnegan says she would have fought the program "to the end."

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  • by Jon Location: OKemos on Nov 10, 2010 at 04:42 PM
    Am I in America???? I lived in a country where Bibles were not allowed,Do you people know what your doing?
  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Nov 10, 2010 at 08:03 AM
    Granted, I don't necessarily agree with passing out religious articles in a public school but wouldn't have probably complained myself as the kids could choose to take them or not, but I find it utterly outrageous that ANYONE wishes this woman to "rot in H*ll". That's a very Christian attitude. NOT!! Hi, do you know how to spell the word hypocrite? If not, you should learn because you need to start calling yourself that. Someone standing up against something that bothers them is in no way promoting horrible things such as rape and murder and the like-in other words, get off your frickin' soapbox, calm down a little, and maybe think before you get behind your keyboard and embarrass yourself. So, all you good little "Christians" going to be okay when they start handing out the Book of Mormon, the Quran, the Talmud, or any other religions' books? I would guess not, so shut up and realize that there are good reasons for the separation of church and state; not everyone believes the same!!!
  • by Jen Location: LANSING on Nov 9, 2010 at 08:33 PM
    I remeber the first time they took the Bible out of schol, the Christians just let it happen.At that time there wasn't any threat of other religions, just lazy people who complained. After that we lost our morals,and "ANYTHING GOES" became our God,Taking the Bible out of school again,GOD HAVE MERCY ON US!
  • by Bruce Location: Hillsdale on Nov 9, 2010 at 05:47 PM
    Hoping that the community takes exception to this and challenges this decision. Bibles were offered to any student who wanted to go out in the hall and receive one. Not forced on anyone.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 9, 2010 at 05:08 PM
    The schools should allow bible study to occur if it is lead by students and allow it to happen during recess.
  • by Linda Location: Lansing on Nov 9, 2010 at 04:00 PM
    I assume those who support this, would also support passing out the Koran, and the Book of Mormon as free exercise of religion.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 9, 2010 at 03:51 PM
    Hope this parent who complained rots in H$LL.. I mean have they seen the shape of this WORLD/Our Country lately?? I suppose that they are okay with violence, murders, rapes and teen Gangs, rather then a few words from the bible. Pitty those kids of theirs.
  • by Nancy` on Nov 9, 2010 at 03:49 PM
    The minority rules..thats whats wrong with this country..I think it is true some people just want to make a stink about something they know nothing about. Sad, Sad, Sad.
  • by david Location: charlotte on Nov 9, 2010 at 03:29 PM
    gods word says that the gates of hell will not pervail against the church so all the christens that are in this school need to show their support for the giving out of bibles the days of letting the few rule is over stand up and do what is right dont let one person dictate your freedom
  • by Anonymous on Nov 9, 2010 at 03:27 PM
    This is absurd. Perhaps if more schools were involved in a program like this one we would see fewer discipline problems. Christians, I challenge us to stand up and fight for truth, fight for Jesus to be shared with our children.
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