A school in Colorado has given atheist organizations the green light to distribute some satanic information to students in middle and high schools.
As Delta County School District’s Assistant Superintendent Kurt Clay explained: Administrators don’t want to be guilty of discrimination.
Previously, the school district allowed for the distribution of free Bibles on campus grounds during course instructional time. The Freedom from Religious Foundation, the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers and the Satanic Temple then complained, saying their groups ought to be allowed equal access.
“The school cannot discriminate against various points of view,” atheist Anne Landman told KVNF Radio. “If it’s going to distribute Christian literature, it has to also permit the distribution from every other point of view: atheism, Satanism, Buddhism. They have to take all comers.”
“This is the other side of that,” he said, Breitbart reported. “[Our] policy says we cannot discriminate what is handed out. We just have to follow the process.”
On April 1, students at the district’s middle and high schools will have access to brochures with titles like, “Top 10 Public School Church Violations and How to Stop Them,” or “The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities,” or “What’s Wrong with the Ten Commandments?”
The only exceptions are that the publications cannot promote illegal behavior, drug use, pornography, violence or advertise products for sale.
The Delta School District said it was considering a change in policy, Breitbart reported.
Land points out no material is allowed to be handed out, only made available.
Early last year Orange County schools in Florida ditched plans to hand out Bibles after atheist groups threatened to respond by handing out Satanic literature, according to WFTV.