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Fort Collins Middle School Looks At Bible Handouts

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – An annual Bible handout outside a Fort Collins middle school is under review after a parent complained that the Gideons International representatives went too far.

The (Fort Collins) Coloradoan reports that Webber Middle School Principal Sandra Bickel plans to meet with church members before next year’s distribution about how the Bibles can be handed to schoolchildren.

A parent said that on Monday, church members were blocking sidewalks outside the school and not allowing students to pass without talking to them or receiving a copy of the New Testament.

School officials say they can’t stop church members from being on sidewalks. Bickel said she’ll meet with the Gideons before next year’s event to make clear they cannot block students or force religious literature on them.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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