, a non-denominational arm of the Christian Church, became established in the UK in 1949 and since then have given out some 30 million Bibles.
For almost 50 years, the Gideons
have given out free Bibles to fifth-grade students all over Canada as long as those students have parental permission, the Post said.
Ron Browne, of the Coventry branch of Gideons
International, said: "We are very grateful for all the donations we receive as it enables us to ensure that hotels and schools are topped up with the scriptures."
, which distributes the Bibles in hospitals, hotels, cruise liners and prisons, has said removing them would be outrageous.
International, which distributes the Bibles in hospitals, hotels, cruise liners and prisons, said their removal would be 'outrageous'.
International, which distributes the Bibles widely in hospitals, hotels, cruise liners and prisons, said their removal would be 'outrageous'.
Rushville Middle School Principal Gene Scott has agreed to stop the practice of allowing representatives from Gideons
International to enter the Ohio school to distribute copies of the New Testament.
REPRESENTATIVES from Gideons
International were in South Tyneside, where they presented the Mayor of South Tyneside with a Bible.
The Pentagon has decided to crack down on proselytizing by the Gideons
at the nation's network of recruit processing centers.
As someone who receives feedback from the Gideons
' distribu-tion, it was enough to read of one young lady's experience, who wrote: 'Everyone has something that accompanies them everywhere - a special necklace, a lucky pair of socks, or a memento that bears no value to others but is of immeasurable worth to the owner.
A federal judge has again ruled against a Gideons
Bible distribution at a Missouri public school.
Education officials in Rushville, Ohio, have agreed to stop allowing the Gideons
to distribute Bibles to fifth graders, after receiving a complaint from a parent.