Family Research Council

Atheist Turns Vacation into Anti-Christian Power Trip


By Tony Perkins
May 28, 2013

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If you want the real deal on religious freedom, try Governor Nathan Deal. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. What's the worst thing you could find in a rented cabin? Bedbugs? Rats? Try a Bible. Ed Buckner, an atheist on vacation in a Georgia state park, complained that he found Gideon Bibles in his rooms--and threatened to sue. As a precautionary measure, Governor Deal took them out until his office could review the law. Last week, he ordered the parks to put the Bibles back. "The attorney general and I agree that the state is on firm... footing," he said. "These Bibles [aren't] paid for by the state, and I [don't] believe that a Bible in a bedside table drawer constitutes [an] establishment of religion. In other words, if you don't like the Bible, don't read it! But that doesn't mean you can punish other people because of your intolerance. Harassing Christians may be easy in other states, but it won't be a walk in these parks!

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