Atheists take turn at distributing literature to students

Published On: Jan 17 2013 08:46:15 AM HST

After a Christian group brought copies of the Holy Bible to high schools across Orange County, an Atheist group is readying literature to distribute too.

"I can tell you our message is more offense to believers than their message is to us," David Williamson, of the group Central Florida Freethought Community, said.

Williamson told WESH 2 News that county officials gave the group permission to distribute atheist and agnostic material at Orange County High Schools.

It is likely the atheists will not be allowed to have any direct contact with the students. The Christians who visited schools earlier in the week to deliver Bibles were not allowed to speak to the teens.

The Freethought supporters admit, they are trying to prove a point.

"Our goal is to have this stop," Williamson said. "Our message is one of secularism, an absence of God, and that's something people don't want to hear. So maybe the school board will realize there shouldn't be an open forum.

The Christian group, which visited several schools Wednesday, was only permitted to place copies of the Bible on tables. It is likely the Freethought group will follow the same protocol.


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