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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Seriously

Pleasanton, CA

#44 Apr 28, 2010
Just J wrote:
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It's a sad world we're living in when your basic kids have never even heard the Bible stories such as Noah's Ark, Daniel in the Lion's Den, David and Goliath, and Jesus rising from the tomb.
The mom who shuns the Bible probably doesn't care what else her kids read and who else influences them. I bet kids who belong to gangs have moms like this one.
Obviously she does care about who influences her kids...that's why she wrote a letter to the Reporter to address this concern. Don't you think it is up to the parents to tell these stories, not some stranger on the street? If you were in San Francisco you might hear these same stories (or more likely Revelations) being told by some crazy, homeless person on the street corner. Would that be okay with you as long as it was a Christian story he was telling? I'm betting you'd steer your kids away from him. Besides, why is it that humans, the smartest creatures on earth, the chosen ones, need a book to tell us how to live and behave and treat each other?

And again, would you be so open minded if someone was passing out literature on Buddhism, Paganism, Atheism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Agnosticism, etc.? Or would you like to be the one to influence your own children on what they believe in, at least until they are old enough to decide for themselves?

As far as the comment from someone else about the KKK passing out literature, that would be part of the fear, if you allow one group to preach to our children then you have to allow all of them, by law.
Just J

Pleasanton, CA

#45 Apr 28, 2010
Seriously wrote:
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Obviously she does care about who influences her kids...that's why she wrote a letter to the Reporter to address this concern. Don't you think it is up to the parents to tell these stories, not some stranger on the street? If you were in San Francisco you might hear these same stories (or more likely Revelations) being told by some crazy, homeless person on the street corner. Would that be okay with you as long as it was a Christian story he was telling? I'm betting you'd steer your kids away from him. Besides, why is it that humans, the smartest creatures on earth, the chosen ones, need a book to tell us how to live and behave and treat each other?
And again, would you be so open minded if someone was passing out literature on Buddhism, Paganism, Atheism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Agnosticism, etc.? Or would you like to be the one to influence your own children on what they believe in, at least until they are old enough to decide for themselves?
As far as the comment from someone else about the KKK passing out literature, that would be part of the fear, if you allow one group to preach to our children then you have to allow all of them, by law.
Was the person passing out Bibles breaking the law? No one seems to know.
Seriously

Pleasanton, CA

#47 Apr 28, 2010
GITC wrote:
<quoted text>Little ones need something.
Siddhartha is a great story too, as is the Ugly Duckling and The Little Engine That Could...and they teach the little ones good morals.
Rickster

Suisun City, CA

#48 Apr 28, 2010
Just J wrote:
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Was the person passing out Bibles breaking the law? No one seems to know.
Not unless there's a city ordinance, which I doubt, but no it's not illegal as long as they stay off school property. If seen people passing out all kinds of crap around the schools in Fairfield. Police say there's nothing they can do. Freedom of speech and all that.
Seriously

Pleasanton, CA

#49 Apr 28, 2010
I'm pretty sure it is not illegal, so in reality there is no recourse (other then teaching your kids to stay away from strngers and not accept 'gifts'/pamphlets). But it does bring to light that ANYONE can be out there passing out ANY type of information to school kids. In this case it's Bibles, which it seems most people don't mind...but remember, it could be other type of "propaganda" and you STILL will not be able to stop them from trying to give it to your kids. Hopefully the white supremest recruiters don't catch wind of this.
deep B

Vacaville, CA

#50 Apr 28, 2010
Anthony wrote:
The letter writers concern IS NOT ABOUT THE BIBLE so get off that subject. Her concern is about people hanging around the schools giving out stuff to students with no control. It could be bibles, pornography, right wing propaganda, liberal propaganda, whatever. That should be a concern to all of us.
Anthony, in this case you are wrong. The letter writer is known to many of us; a nut case. Your point is VERY valid, but for the letter writer it was about the so called good book!
Just J

Pleasanton, CA

#52 Apr 28, 2010
GITC wrote:
<quoted text>They already get those.
HAHA! Yep. They should hand out Mother Goose and The Little Tin Soldier, too. Who would complain about THAT?
Lisa T

Vacaville, CA

#53 May 4, 2010
deep B wrote "Anthony, in this case you are wrong. The letter writer is known to many of us; a nut case. Your point is VERY valid, but for the letter writer it was about the so called good book!"

And another person thought I was crazy for writing about this to the Reporter w/my name on it! I guess maybe because they don't know you have to put your name on what you submit. Maybe they never had the courage. Most of you bashing me live in a very, very tiny fish bowl. Your choice, dumb to me, but your choice.
It's not a good book to everyone, but to those who see it that way great, just stop pushing it on school street corners to underage children. Also, I'm married 20 years, live clean and my kids are not in gangs and are doing great in and out of school. Thanks..........
Sky Fest

Clarksburg, CA

#54 May 6, 2010
Lisa T wrote:
deep B wrote "Anthony, in this case you are wrong. The letter writer is known to many of us; a nut case. Your point is VERY valid, but for the letter writer it was about the so called good book!"
And another person thought I was crazy for writing about this to the Reporter w/my name on it! I guess maybe because they don't know you have to put your name on what you submit. Maybe they never had the courage. Most of you bashing me live in a very, very tiny fish bowl. Your choice, dumb to me, but your choice.
It's not a good book to everyone, but to those who see it that way great, just stop pushing it on school street corners to underage children. Also, I'm married 20 years, live clean and my kids are not in gangs and are doing great in and out of school. Thanks..........
"Son, what are you reading?"

"It's the Bible, Mom."

"Where did you get it?"

"A guy gave it to me. We don't have one here at home, do we?"

"No, we don't have a Bible because I am waiting for all you kids to be past age 18 before we introduce it to our home. I don't want you to read it until you're old enough."

"It's not THAT hard to read! I'm up to Moses and the Pharaoh."

"BUT you're ONLY 16! Are you starting to believe anything???"

"Yes, I believe you're nuts, Mom."
Big Daddy

Clarksburg, CA

#55 May 6, 2010
Sky Fest wrote:
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"Son, what are you reading?"
"It's the Bible, Mom."
"Where did you get it?"
"A guy gave it to me. We don't have one here at home, do we?"
"No, we don't have a Bible because I am waiting for all you kids to be past age 18 before we introduce it to our home. I don't want you to read it until you're old enough."
"It's not THAT hard to read! I'm up to Moses and the Pharaoh."
"BUT you're ONLY 16! Are you starting to believe anything???"
"Yes, I believe you're nuts, Mom."
LOL!! Hilarious!:)

Since: Sep 09

Burlington, KY

#56 May 6, 2010
I know when I moved to kentucky I was going to high school freaked me out at first Cause strange men staring at you before you get on the busses is kinda creepy. I mean ive read the bible So what doesn't mean I believe in the fiction. Hey if other what to I don't really care. There not forcing your kid to read it and your kid can refuse it. So what is the big deal?
Jazzman

Lynchburg, VA

#57 May 6, 2010
I would rather see them on a weekday street corner then the damn jahoba woba buggy me sunday morning at my door before i had my first cup a joe
BMX Biker

Pleasanton, CA

#60 May 7, 2010
Would this mom be mad if someone were handing out coupons for free fast food? That stuff will kill ya!

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#61 May 7, 2010
Is handing out bibles any worse than handing out condoms to the kiddies?
Tales in print

United States

#64 May 8, 2010
The mom who resents others from influencing her kids without her permission should sit in on their school classes. A lot of odd stuff goes on in the classroom. Hey, they even have history chapters on religion. I know one kid who has decided to be a Buddhist.

Since: Sep 09

Burlington, KY

#65 May 9, 2010
Tales in print wrote:
The mom who resents others from influencing her kids without her permission should sit in on their school classes. A lot of odd stuff goes on in the classroom. Hey, they even have history chapters on religion. I know one kid who has decided to be a Buddhist.
So? much of history was influenced by religion most of it wasnt so great. I mean school shows you diferent aspects they dont force it. I went to high school and they tried to give me bibles in my hand i sain no thanks. How hard is it to say no
Asking You

Oakland, CA

#66 May 11, 2010
smurfz wrote:
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So? much of history was influenced by religion most of it wasnt so great. I mean school shows you diferent aspects they dont force it. I went to high school and they tried to give me bibles in my hand i sain no thanks. How hard is it to say no
The public school wanted to supply you with a Bible? Why not? I'd be pleased if it happened. And I wouldn't object to Jewish or Muslim scripture, either. It's all worth reading... and much of it is the same.
Laughable

Davis, CA

#68 May 12, 2010
GITC wrote:
Rumours aside, a bible WILL NOT burn you!
It must have burned you. Otherwise, you would not be on Topix writing the garbage you write and then pretend to be hollier than thou. WWJD or say about your comments on this forum?
Laughable

Davis, CA

#70 May 12, 2010
GITC wrote:
<quoted text>Wow. What is wrong with you? You spelled "holier" wrong, and I know who you are.
Oh now your the spelling police. Geez, Granny. Get a life. And no you don't have a clue as to who I am. WWJD?

Since: Sep 09

Burlington, KY

#73 May 13, 2010
Asking You wrote:
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The public school wanted to supply you with a Bible? Why not? I'd be pleased if it happened. And I wouldn't object to Jewish or Muslim scripture, either. It's all worth reading... and much of it is the same.
Actually I do. It just religion. I mean the kid can say no at anytime. yes most monothestic religions are mostly the same.

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