The shock and outrage expressed by some Christians in response to Richard Ajabu's suggestion that the distribution of Bibles in public schools should be stopped is unfortunate. These people have apparently not read section 76 of the School Act, which reads:
(1) All schools and Provincial schools must be conducted on strictly secular and non-sectarian principles;
(2) The highest morality must be inculcated, but no religious dogma or creed is to be taught in a school or provincial school.
I am assuming that the Christians who wrote into the paper already give their own children religious instruction. Therefore, when they insist that Bibles have a place in school they are saying that they want non-Christians exposed to Christianity.
I am appalled that you chose to print the letters from Art Mon-ner and R. B. Anderson that tell non-Christians to go back to their own countries. You had plenty of letters supporting the distribution of Bibles in schools. There was no need to give letters that were hate-filled and racist legitimacy by publishing them.
Willow Reichelt Chilliwack
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