A lot of debate is taking place concerning Georgia's issue of having bibles in it's government-run state parks. A visitor had found not one but nine bibles in his cabin and complained citing an obvious abuse of separation of church and state. The state of Georgia had originally intended to remove the bibles until their Governor Nathan Deal objected and stopped the action.
Gov. Deal claimed that he does ”not believe that a Bible in a bedside table drawer constitutes a state establishment of religion.” And welcomed donations of other religious material to be put aside the bibles if they desired. So a group called American Atheists is now gladly offering enough copies of Atheist books for every cabin in Georgia. Some works are from authors like Richard Dawkins, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, and Christopher Hitchens.
Since Georgia is right next door to South Carolina, I've seen some local comments via coverage of the news story here. Before the other books were donated, many Christians claimed that the Bibles weren't hurting nobody. And now with the atheist reading material coming in, I'm seeing many of those same people very upset. Personally I'd prefer none of the books to be in the cabin as the only book that belongs there is maybe a phone book and a dictionary. But I do love the irony of using the same logic and methods to upset those too hypocritical to see they only care about their rights and nobody else's.