Want a Job at Subway? This Owner’s Looking for a Few Honest Christians…

The Subway sandwich chain is very clear on its website that it’s an equal opportunity employer. They say that they:

[do] not tolerate discrimination of any kind on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, color or national origin within the SUBWAY® brand family.

Kermit Ball operates about 20 Subways in the Charleston, West Virginia area and I guess no one told him about the anti-discrimination policy because he has made it very clear that Christians should apply to work for him because he needs some “honest” employees…

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Will Soon Decide the Fate of the Pledge of Allegiance

On September 4, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court will hear a case that could change the daily ritual of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in the state’s public schools.

Here’s the relevant backstory (with additional updates at the bottom):

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There’s No Good Reason This High School Football Coach Should Be Inviting His Players to Church

If you’re a public school football coach who happens to be a Christian, there’s a very simple rule you have to obey: Don’t mix the two worlds.

Paul Calley, the coach of the Bryant High School football team (in Arkansas), either doesn’t know that rule or he doesn’t care.

We know that because he recently invited the team members to his church for a “kickoff” celebration to the season:

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Bryan Fischer: 90% of Americans Would Find Gay Sex Disgusting if They Actually Thought About It

Just days ago, Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile wrote about how, if Christians only described gay sex graphically, then we’d all be grossed out and work to eradicate the gay gene (or something like that).

Even before that, San Antonio Councilwoman Elisa Chan made remarks (in a private setting) “calling homosexuals ‘disgusting’ and saying that gays should not be allowed to adopt children.” She refuses to apologize for what she said, which makes sense, since she obviously still believes it.

Now, right-wing blowhard Bryan Fischer is jumping into the mix, praising Chan and reiterating this unbelievably silly myth that describing how homosexuals have sex will help turn the tide in his direction:

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Wichita Elementary School Takes Down Display About Islam After Conservatives Flip Out

When students attended the first day of school at Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary in Wichita, Kansas last week, they saw a bulletin board displaying the core beliefs of one of the world’s largest religions: The Five Pillars of Islam.

As far as displays go, this one pretty unimpressive. And uninformative. There’s almost literally no useful information in that display. I mean, it doesn’t even explain what the Five Pillars are…

But somehow, conservatives found a reason to freak out about it. The Facebook page Prepare to Take America Back posted the image with a caption that made a factual claim with no basis in reality:

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