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Atheist group hands out materials at Boone Co. High


As class let out for summer break, only the Tri-State Freethinkers and a few affiliated groups showed up to hand out materials to students.

This group, along with Gideons International, requested to permission from Boone County Schools to hand out bibles and "The Young Atheists Survival Guide" by Hemant Meta.

The district granted permission to hand out the materials on the public right of way near the campuses.

Only the Freethinkers handed out materials.

"We're here because rather than allowing for students to seek out the information they want about religion or lack thereof, the Gideons brought it to the kids," said Jamila Bey, one
of the Freethinkers.

Bey and three other volunteers set up a table with the materials right at the edge of school, and several students took books. Tuesday marked the last day of classes for underclassmen
in Boone County.

"Don't be afraid. Believe what you want to believe," said Justin Fuller when asked his opinion about the handout.

When contacted, Gideons International in Nashville, Tenn., said decisions to hand out or not hand out materials in a specific location is made by the local chapters.

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