National Affairs: A Biblical Injunction

Gideons International, the traveling men's organization famed for distributing Bibles in hotels, has long hoped to extend its activities to the nation's public schools. The Rutherford, N.J. Board of Education approved a Gideons offer to give copies of the New Testament, bound with the Old Testament Books of Psalms and Proverbs, to public-school children whose parents made written requests. But a Jewish father, Bernard Tudor, backed by the American Jewish Congress, and a Catholic parent, Ralph Le Coque (who later withdrew from the case), contested the plan in court and obtained a temporary...

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