Pushers preying on kids

Pushers preying on kids

There are 189 comments on the The Reporter story from Apr 25, 2010, titled Pushers preying on kids. In it, The Reporter reports that:

I've seen it twice this year, and I believe that some parents would be just as upset as I am to see men in suits standing on every corner around Will C. Wood High School handing out Bibles to the kids as they walk home.

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Hairy Meatballs

San Jose, CA

#1 Apr 25, 2010
Well, look at the neighborhood! A bible is better than a flak jacket.

Since: Feb 08

United States

#2 Apr 25, 2010
Amazing! This woman just astounds me! I cannot imagine she wastes her time and effort complaining about this. These people are not mugging these students and forcing them to take these bibles! Maybe she should be more concerned with non-suit wearing people selling drugs to these students instead! If I was her, I would be more concerned about sending this letter in to the Reporter with her name on it showing how "clueless" she was.
deep B

Vacaville, CA

#3 Apr 25, 2010
What a nut case.
Benedict

Vacaville, CA

#4 Apr 25, 2010
Let us prey together.
Hmm

Vacaville, CA

#5 Apr 25, 2010
I like the idea of young people standing out there with morals in business suits. Can we get them to hand out college materials, flyers on staying off of drugs, outta gangs, and in school? Maybe dvds on the 1-2-3's of job applications.

I wonder if the writer is just as concerned about military recruiters.
Mike

Alamo, CA

#7 Apr 25, 2010
What's wrong with giving out works of fiction to our students? It could be worse. They could be giving out the Quran, the Jehovah' Witness bible (AKA the Green Dragon) or Book of Mormon.

People shouldn't be real concerned here unless the schools combine these works of fiction into the curriculum.

"I wonder if the writer is just as concerned about military recruiters."

A clause in the "No Child Left Behind" law makes it mandatory that military recruiters be given access to students on campus and that school districts provide the recruiters complete rosters of students including names, addresses, date of birth and phone numbers.
Newair

Vacaville, CA

#8 Apr 25, 2010
I really feel sorry for this lady. As I just posted in regard to some of the homeless, some "have medical/mental" problem. it would appear this is not limited to the homeless.

Lady, if your child recieves any form of material you do not approve of, when they get home, simply take it away from them and throw it away.

Or in this case, perhaps encourage them to read it completely, cover to cover after which time the two of you and or your entire family could discuss it. More important discuss why you are opposed to organized religion. You just end up with a well round and informed child.
Steve

United States

#9 Apr 25, 2010
Oh ya they're bad pushers,lock em up and through away the key!!!
Tales in print

Clarksburg, CA

#10 Apr 25, 2010
Why would a parent be concerned about her kids getting Bibles? They will probably bring the Bibles home and barely look at them because they are too busy surfing the Internet looking at porn and all related subjects, plus hanging out Online with their groupies... and then getting wasted by day's end.

I'm confident that this mom is probably doing the same.
Tales in print

Clarksburg, CA

#11 Apr 25, 2010
Hairy Meatballs wrote:
Well, look at the neighborhood! A bible is better than a flak jacket.
YEP! Or, darn it all! There goes the neighborhood! The kids might learn that their parents are living in sin.:)
Big E

Vallejo, CA

#12 Apr 25, 2010
This woman needs help.
Tragedy

Clarksburg, CA

#13 Apr 25, 2010
I have a friend who was a Wiccan. Her mom died when she was little and she was raised by an alcoholic dad who abused her. My friend had a baby when she was 16 years old and the dad of this baby kidnapped the little kid and the baby died in his care. She became a Wiccan because she wanted to belong to something.

My friend got no comfort from any source until she finally got a Bible in her hands and read it.

The woman who is mad because Bibles are being handed out near her kids' school is crazy in the worst way.
El Exilio

Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Spain

#14 Apr 25, 2010
Equating handing out Bibles with "pushing" (drugs is the mental image the writer wishes to convey) is a pretty vile concept. Shame on The Reporter for even running such a letter. There are boundaries, after all.
Solitary Confinement

Clarksburg, CA

#15 Apr 25, 2010
The letter writer must be evil. Or, can it be that her letter is a joke?

“Oblabla - You Lie”

Since: Jan 08

Richmond to Buddy

#16 Apr 26, 2010
The author of the letter might be Harry Short in drag.
Seriously

Pleasanton, CA

#17 Apr 26, 2010
Tragedy wrote:
I have a friend who was a Wiccan. Her mom died when she was little and she was raised by an alcoholic dad who abused her. My friend had a baby when she was 16 years old and the dad of this baby kidnapped the little kid and the baby died in his care. She became a Wiccan because she wanted to belong to something.
My friend got no comfort from any source until she finally got a Bible in her hands and read it.
The woman who is mad because Bibles are being handed out near her kids' school is crazy in the worst way.
I admit, I wouldn't want my kid handed a Bible at/near school, but 1- hopefully he/she wouldn't accept anything from a 'stranger' and 2 -I don't have kids (which I am thankful about every day). However, would all of you feel the same way if it was the Quran or Wiccan literature being dispensed? I think the writer's point is that there these people aren't necessarily being monitored. What better way for a child predator to make contact with kids...hand out Gideon Bibles...all of a sudden you're a hero instead of a monster, maybe he can have a chance to strike up a conversation with some of these kids. But, as was stated previously, teach your kids not to accept ANYTHING from strangers. Usually the recruiters from the Armed Services are invited to be ON campus, not at the street corner, and are hopefully monitored when they are in contact with the kids. Everyone would be crying a different story if was Planned Parenthood handing out brochures on abortion or free condoms or the Hare Krishna's chanting at the school cross-walks. But, if your argument is that it's okay since it's not drugs, then hopefully we will see ALL religious organizations, political organizations, and pro-life/pro-choice representatives taking advantage of the street corners near the school.
Anthony

Dixon, CA

#18 Apr 26, 2010
Seriously wrote:
<quoted text>
I admit, I wouldn't want my kid handed a Bible at/near school, but 1- hopefully he/she wouldn't accept anything from a 'stranger' and 2 -I don't have kids (which I am thankful about every day). However, would all of you feel the same way if it was the Quran or Wiccan literature being dispensed? I think the writer's point is that there these people aren't necessarily being monitored. What better way for a child predator to make contact with kids...hand out Gideon Bibles...all of a sudden you're a hero instead of a monster, maybe he can have a chance to strike up a conversation with some of these kids. But, as was stated previously, teach your kids not to accept ANYTHING from strangers. Usually the recruiters from the Armed Services are invited to be ON campus, not at the street corner, and are hopefully monitored when they are in contact with the kids. Everyone would be crying a different story if was Planned Parenthood handing out brochures on abortion or free condoms or the Hare Krishna's chanting at the school cross-walks. But, if your argument is that it's okay since it's not drugs, then hopefully we will see ALL religious organizations, political organizations, and pro-life/pro-choice representatives taking advantage of the street corners near the school.
Amen.
Mike

Houston, TX

#19 Apr 26, 2010
Most likely they're from the soul brothers at the church on Marshall Road now occupying the old theatre.
Solitary Confinement

United States

#20 Apr 26, 2010
Chill, everyone. As far as I know, Bibles have not been banned by school libraries, so kids can even check them out or read them in the library. Imagine that! I bet the letter writer has never opened a Bible.
Lisa T

Vacaville, CA

#21 Apr 26, 2010
I wrote a response to some of these comments yesterday, but I guess it was rejected somehow.....
but yes, my main point was that nobody has any right to influence our children under 18 without our knowledge and consent. Not religion, clubs, sports, military service or drugs and other dangerous behavior. Of course that doesn't mean it's never going to happen, but in front of the school? We can only teach our children so much about protecting themselves, the rest is up to us at least until they're of age! I wanted to inform the parents who might actually care about this but not be aware of it..........not that it was the worst sin on the face of the planet. And they were wearing something with the initals NKU.

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