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40 Years of “Bible Man” School Assemblies Put on Hold Due to One Anti-theist Whiner

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Published on: April 17, 2015

It is frustrating that we once again see people seeking to appease the anti-theists. Over and over, we are pressed to change what has been normal for years because someone wants to claim hurt feelings. They feel left out or excluded. “It is my constitutional rights to be included,” they whine. I would like to hear the article and paragraph on that, please. It is happening again in Tennessee.

Christian News reports:

Presentations from a character identified as “Bible Man” have been halted in a Tennessee school district following a complaint from a prominent atheist activist organization.

You would think that the man was sexually abusing the children during these assemblies the way the atheists talk. What did this “Bible Man” do that was so bad during these presentations?

Horace Turner has been presenting assemblies at Grundy County schools for approximately 40 years without issue. He sings songs, presents Bible lessons, distributes literature and erects Christian displays for the children. Attendance is voluntary.

Now, if the things that Turner did during these assemblies bothers you, read that last sentence again. They were not mandatory, they were voluntary. If the students or their parents did not want their children to participate, that was fine. But, these are Christians exercising their freedoms outside the church and home. This will not be tolerated.

Christian News continues:

But last month, after receiving a complaint from a parent—whose name has not been disclosed—the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent the district a letter asserting that Turner’s presentations are unconstitutional.

In fact, this statement could not be further from the truth. The assemblies were not compulsory. Therefore, they are not unconstitutional. But, this lie is not the most troubling thing. It is the language used by the atheists concerning the activities at the assembly.

“[W]hile some Christian evangelizers come as wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing, this wolf comes dressed as a wolf,” the letter stated. “‘Bible Man’s’ overtly religious and proselytizing messages are explicit.”


“The district must ensure no more ‘Bible Man’ assemblies or other religious assemblies are being scheduled or taking place in its public schools, thereby protecting children under its care from predators and upholding their constitutional rights,” the letter stated. “We also wish to be assured Bible Man is not given other access to district students, such as in lunchrooms, etc.”

These same people would not want to fire a teacher who actually was a predator. Yet, when it comes to Christianity, the children need to be protected. This shows the speed with which we are headed toward persecution of Christians. If the children need to be guarded against us, how far do you have to jump to for them to need to silence and eliminate us?

It is not very far at all!


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