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Can you believe this?
An elementary school in California sent the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to the home of a 7-year-old student last week to forbid him from handing out Bible verses to his classmates! Christina Zavala, the boy’s mother, packed Bible verses in her son’s lunch—Way to go mom! When his friends asked for verses for themselves, she began sending more! When the school found out, they asked the boy to stop sharing the verses using the all too common “separation of church and state” excuse. The Sheriff’s Dept. said, “someone might be offended.” Shame on them! What happened to freedom of speech and religion? They should applaud, not punish, children doing good things that can help others. When I was very young, my mother had me memorize this verse about the Word of God, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). That’s a truth every kid—and every adult—needs to know!
Let's encourage this mother and her son in the comments below and remember them in prayer.
UPDATE: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department just posted a clarification to this report, saying that after hearing from the parents their deputy affirmed the boy's rights. Thank you LASD!