Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Because of a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the holy books will only be found in the hotel’s browsing library come March 1, the Des Moines Register reported Friday.
“If a state-run university has a policy of providing a Christian religious text to guests, that policy facilitates illegal endorsement of Christianity over other religions and over nonreligion,” foundation attorney Patrick Elliot wrote in a letter to Richard Reynolds, director of the university-owned, 52-room Memorial Union Hotel.
John McCarroll, director of university relations, said that in moving the bibles, the university “is trying to be respectful of individuals who may have differing opinions on this.”
The watchdog group won a similar effort in 2013, when bibles were removed from rooms at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
There are many issues with this and the first is that book banning is not Constitutional. The second is that the atheist zealots are once again ignoring the first amendment and trying to impose their morality and religion on others while in the same breath banning other religions. Watch: A Pulpit of Human Imagination – The Humanist Church (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI73Ylrr7Vc)