Gideons should be allowed to give Bibles
Editor, the Advocate:
I was disappointed in the Advocate's recent front page article attacking the Gideons and VISD. This group has been giving out Bibles to fifth-graders many years. My grandmother in east Texas used to have them give out Bibles in her class.
This book is a best-seller, and it is given to these kids for free. They take one if they want one. The Bible is a great example of ancient history, laws, poetry and songs.
No one is teaching religion in Victoria public schools, although it is interesting that Bibles are welcome in jail, yet not in the public schools.
I have been a 25-plus years subscriber to your paper, and I find it upsetting that you would involve the ACLU and invite them to persecute the good people of our community.
Cathy Waldon, Victoria