That seems to be about all of the facts we have here. The rest is a lot of he said/she said stuff: rumors of students being harassed, Bibles being thrown at students who didn't take them, and so on. There is no corroboration of this.
It appears that the person most offended is not even an Airline student; he's a "former student" who got a text message from someone who told him Bibles were being handed out. He and another student demanded an investigation from the principal.
The principal says:
"To this day, not one parent or student that has any affiliation with Airline has complained to my office, and everyone has said the FCA students were passing out material just like any other student organization may do."Okay so what's the problem? Why is this front page material? There are folks in the "comments" section following the article reminding everyone of the separation of church and state and how "religion should not be in the schools!"
And so we've come to this.
There's even a Facebook page with 241 (as of this writing) "Likes" entitled Keep Religion Out of Airline.
Why not just banish the FCA all together? Why allow FCA to even exist?
What of the national See You at the Pole day? Get rid of that, too? Of course, See You at the Pole is not held during school hours and is entirely student generated. I assume it is that the Bibles were handed out during school hours that has the anti-religion people so riled.
It's only a matter of time, I guess, before the ACLU jumps in. In fact, that former student has already contacted them.
The kerfuffle at Airline High School is just an extension of what we've been seeing for years with this school or that one abolishing the pledge because it has the word "God" in it; abolishing prayer before graduations or athletic events, having "HolidayTrees" instead of Christmas trees, no nativity scenes in public squares, no more Ten Commandments at the courthouse, and who can forget the "Spring Spheres" last year? Just last week a story broke about a CA teacher who docks students 25 points every time they say "Bless You" if someone sneezes.
It seems tolerance is good for everything except for Christians. In attempting to avoid offending anyone, we've offended everyone.
Where is the common sense?