A rural Colorado school district is standing by their policy of allowing atheist and satanic brochures, despite recent protests from some Christian parents.
On Friday, members of the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers will be placing atheist and satanic brochures inside the libraries of middle school and Delta High School in Delta, Colorado, according to CBS Denver.
“We want our kids to be able to access different types of materials, for example, 4-H and Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts. Once we do that, we cannot discriminate against any other groups being able to distribute that material,” said Pastor Greg Teel of the Calvary Baptist Church.
School officials said they currently allow non-violent, secular material inside school libraries, including the Bible.
A lawsuit was threatened if school officials did not allow the group’s literature into schools.
“People either love us or hate us, and that’s perfectly fine. People are entitled to their opinions. We don’t appreciate the death threats,” said Aleksandr Kolpakov, president of the group.
Kolopakov said parents of non-religious students could reach out to the group for support.
“People of any denomination can feel safe in the schools, they can feel that they don’t have to bend to a single religion,” Kolpakov said.