Not so much a case of ham-fisted censorship in this instance as it is the devil’s advocates simply out-smarting educrats and the Brethren (via Newsmax Insider):
A Florida school district have banned the distribution of Bibles in area high schools after an anti-religious group and a Satanist organization announced plans to pass out their own materials.
Orange County Public Schools, a large school system with more than 180,000 students, had for the past three years allowed the Christian group World Changers of Florida, along with the Florida Family Policy Council, to distribute Bibles on Jan. 16, National Freedom of Religion Day.
The Bibles were placed on a table in a common area for students to pick up if they chose to, CNS News reported.
Last year, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group, lost a battle to have all outside materials banned from the schools. The group then sued for the right to distribute its own literature in the schools.
One of the groups’ proposed pamphlets was titled “An X-Rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the Bible.” The cover showed a cartoon Bible sexually assaulting a woman.
The school system relented in the court battle and gave the group permission to pass out the materials.
This year, the Satanic Temple also announced plans to distribute literature in the high schools, including information about what the group asserts is “the legal right to practice Satanism in school.”
Now the school system has stated that it will not permit any outside materials to be distributed, including atheist and Satanist literature — and Bibles.
Which was, of course, there objective all along. And as time moves forward, they will get their materials back into the Orange County Schools while Christian materials remain outlawed. It’s just a matter of time.
Frankly, I think this episode illustrates how lazy the atheists and Satanists had become. In The Age Of The One, they had come to assume that they would win any Christophobic court case they initiated just be filing it and showing up – persecutory summary judgment, as it were. In Orange County, Florida, they found themselves having to earn their repression for the first time in years, and so they rediscovered their inner Alinsky (remember to whom Saul Alinsky dedicated Rules For Radicals) by turning the First Amendment against World Changers, the Florida Family Policy Council, and local parents who understandably didn’t want sneering filth distributed to their kids but didn’t realize they were taking themselves out in the attempt to block it. Now, after the inevitable interim, that sneering filth will have the field all to itself under the guise of “social studies”.
Either that, or the Sharia curriculum will be adjudged to render the atheists and Satanist materials redundant and unnecessary. For which something tells me another court case will never be filed.