Georgia Governor Orders Bibles Returned to State-Owned Parks
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- 2013 May 21
Ed Buckner, an atheist, didn’t like the fact that Bibles were in cabins at Georgia state parks, so he protested and they were removed while the state attorney general looked into the matter. Not long afterwards, however, the attorney general issued a ruling saying the state was on firm legal ground because it hadn't paid for the Bibles and therefore wasn't officially endorsing religion, WORLD reports. On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal ordered the Bibles returned. According to the Associated Press: "Buckner is pondering his next move. One idea he is considering is to test the state's offer to accept literature from other religions in state-owned lodging. He also said he would be willing to participate if an organization with similar beliefs decides to launch a lawsuit over the issue."