A school in Midlothian, Texas, has angered local residents by submitting to the demands of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and covering up a pair of dedication plaques at two elementary schools. The superintendent of the school district, Jerome Stewart, said the plaques were covered due to their “questionable constitutional nature.” The content that generated a threatening letter from the FFRF was a pair of crosses and the words “God” and “Holy Christian Church.” Oh, the horror!
The plaques were posted at the Mt. Peak Elementary School and Longbranch Elementary School in 1997. The text of the plaques reads: “Dedicated in The Year Of Our Lord 1997 To The Education of God’s Children And To Their Faithful Teachers In The Name Of The Holy Christian Church – Soli Deo Gloria.”
Stewart says both plaques are currently covered and will eventually be replaced. Might I suggest that the new plaques be dedicated in the memory of the First Amendment right [...] → Keep reading
When I first read of the plans by PBS to broadcast a 90-minute program intended to “humanize” late-term abortion ‘doctors’ I knew I had to write a post about it. In doing research I came across Matt Walsh’s blog post about the program and I found it to be absolutely brilliant. Everything I wanted to say about this vile program and the evil that is abortion, Matt said it better. I’m reposting a portion of Matt’s post and you will find it well worth your time to click the link to Matt’s blog and finish reading his post.
This is quite the bold move. As a third rate, tax subsidized broadcasting outfit with a viewership in the single digits, I’d expect you’d try your best to fly under the radar. There is, after all, no conceivable reason for you to exist, nor is there a solid justification for spending tax money to keep afloat an irrelevant television [...] → Keep reading
Unless you’ve been in a coma you’re probably seen dozens and dozens of videos of people doing the ice bucket challenge in recent weeks. For the uninformed, here’s how it works. Within 24 hours of being challenged, people are supposed to video themselves dumping ice water over their heads or having someone else dump ice water over their heads. The video is supposed to include the person saying they accept the challenge followed by the pouring of the ice water over their heads. The person then gets to challenge other people to do the same. Those taking the challenge are supposed to donate ten dollars to ALS research or decline the challenge and donate one hundred dollars.
The ALS Association is the charity most associated with the ice bucket challenge and is the principal charity benefitting from it, having received over $100 million in donations since the challenge began. But what is it they’re funding? Christians taking the challenge and [...] → Keep reading
A not-so-surprising Pew Research Center Poll has shown that Democrats fear the fictional man-made global warming more than the Islamic terrorist group, ISIS. Sixty-eight percent of Democrats polled said global warming is a major threat to the U.S. while only sixty-five percent said the same for ISIS. If the ISIS terrorists read this they will be horrified to think that there are Americans who fear weather more than them.
While I was pondering the implications of this poll it occurred to me that ISIS has qualities that should appeal to those on the left. They may even want to send volunteers to the Middle East to conduct voter outreach and registration drives.
The two main things that ISIS is known for is their savage butchery and beheadings, and their attempt to wipe out Christianity from the areas which they control. If you don’t see where I’m going yet, stay with me on this.
To my mind, the butchery [...] → Keep reading
The gaystapo strikes again. Political Realities recently posted about two Christians in New York who own the Liberty Ridge Farm and host events such as weddings and receptions. When two lesbians contacted them about holding their gay wedding on the premises the farm owners declined, based on their Christian convictions against same-sex marriage. The lesbians filed a complaint with the New York Human Rights Commission, which ruled against the Christians and said since the farm is a public accommodation they are not allowed to discriminate against homosexuals. They further ordered the owners, Robert and Cynthia Gifford, to pay a $10,000 fine, give $1,500 to each lesbian and send all their staff to anti-discrimination re-education classes.
And now the Giffords have announced they will “no longer host any wedding ceremonies on their property.” They would rather do that and stay true to their convictions than be compelled by the government to violate their religious principles and host homosexual weddings.
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The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has inserted itself into Friday night high school football. News 13 in Orlando, FL, has the story.
News 13 – At one point during Friday night’s Seminole High School football game in Sanford, the starting quarterback got injured.
Questions have now surfaced about what happened afterwards, when football players could be seen praying on the sidelines.
“They take a knee, whether it’s their player or an opposing player. We do that to show respect,” said Mike Blasewitz, Seminole County Public School’s Executive Director of Secondary Education.
And prayers among students are allowed. But the Freedom From Religion Foundation contacted the Seminole County School’s superintendent this week, accusing Seminole High School of having a volunteer chaplain lead the team in prayer. The foundation said it got complaints from parents.
“What we do have a problem with is if the school is allowing a chaplain to come in and say ‘okay, kids, now it’s time for [...] → Keep reading
Breitbart is reporting that the Justice Department has announced it is suing the town of St. Anthony, Minnesota, over the town’s denial of a permit to create an Islamic cultural center, claiming the denial broke a federal law when the center’s application was rejected in 2012.
“An injustice has been done,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said on August 27. “I will not stand by while any religious group is subject to unconstitutional treatment that violates federal civil rights laws.”
The DOJ claims that the city violated the law when it refused the Abu Huraira Islamic Center the right to create an Islamic cultural center in the basement of the St. Anthony Business Center. The DOJ cites a violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act that was enacted in the year 2000.
But the city fathers insist that the decision to deny the permit is based solely on zoning issues and had nothing to do with religion.
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The Toledo Blade is reporting that former President Jimmy Carter will be giving the keynote speech at the 51st annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) held in Detroit starting today and continuing through the weekend. On Saturday evening at a session called “Generations Rise: Elevating Muslim-American Culture” the outgoing president of ISHA, Imam Mohamed Magid, and four other Muslim speakers will offer ideas for Muslim-American advancement over the next few years. A “secret special guest” is also on the bill but no word yet if it will be Carter.
For a man who claims to be a devout Southern Baptist one would have to wonder why he would be invited and why he would accept the invitation. Perhaps his sympathy for terrorists and terrorist organizations has earned him an invite to speak to the Islamists. I haven’t seen the list of break-out sessions but Carter might want to skip any that are billed as Perfecting Your [...] → Keep reading
In West Point, MS, a former U.S. Marine went into a Waffle House late at night with a friend of his. As he went in a white man warned him not to enter because he is black. He went in anyway and was immediately set upon by whites and jeered at. He and his friend left the Waffle House and went down the street to a nearly vacant Huddle House. A crowd of white men followed them to the Huddle House and attacked them in the parking lot while screaming racial slurs. He was kicked in the head numerous times sustaining serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital where he was placed in a medically induced coma. His friend sustained broken bones in his face, a laceration over his left eye and a blood clot in his right eye.
The West Point Chief of Police Tim Brinkley, who is white, said the attack by the mob was not a [...] → Keep reading
Yesterday, Burger King agreed to buy the Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons for about $11.4 billion, creating one of the largest fast-food corporations in the world. As part of the deal, Burger King will move its home up north to Canada where corporate taxes are significantly lower than the United States. Under current U.S. law, a company merging with a foreign company can move its headquarters abroad and take advantage of lower taxes, as long as at least twenty percent of its shares are held by the foreign company’s shareholders once the merger is complete. Management and operations of the merging company are still allowed to remain in the U.S. after the merger.
The news has angered some Democrats, who complain that corporate inversions should not be allowed. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) has proposed that Congress pass inversion legislation to prevent corporations from moving abroad. He said, “The reported deal with Burger King, an American company, highlights the need for [...] → Keep reading