School kids often face hostility from school officials when they
pass out tracts. This fourth grader refused to back down and won a major
One provoked mother emailed Chick Publications that her 4th grade
son, Jordan, had been reprimanded before the whole class by the principal
for leaving Chick tracts in the bathroom, library and at the drinking
fountains. The principal cited separation of church and state and
said the student could ask people if they wanted a tract but he could not
leave them lying around.
She asked if we knew what rights her son had and we responded with
several items she could go to on the chick.com web site. She wrote back
that, "Jordan is now allowed to pass out or leave tracts anywhere he wishes
on the school campus.
He found a government web site that explained students religious rights
to hand out literature, printed it out and gave it to the principal who
recanted. Praise the Lord!
He sent out a bulletin telling the teachers that it was ok and that
they should not collect these anymore if they see them laying around,
and they should not take them away from students."