Victoria (Australia) Finally Scraps Religious Indoctrination Classes from State School Curriculums

Australian public schools have been offering “special religious instruction” (SRI) which is something of a joke when you realize how bad these classes are. In theory, it’s great because kids can learn about the beliefs of all different faiths. But in many schools, the religious education is primarily Christian and the education veers into heavy indoctrination. Volunteers — and they’re always Christian, it seems — often use the time with students to make converts instead of merely educating them about what they believe.

In an effort to expose the program for what it is, groups like Fairness In Religions In School (FIRIS) put up a billboard featuring Jesus petting a dinosaur as a way to inform parents about the Creationist views their kids were being taught:

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We Finally See a Pleasant Side of Hell in This R-Rated Stop Motion Animated Film

Turns out Hell isn’t nearly as bad as we thought. (It probably helps when you’re surrounded by Mila Kunis and Bob Odenkirk.)

That’s the premise of the new R-rated animated film Hell & Back, scheduled for release on October 2:

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Kentucky School District Approves Student-Led Prayers at Football Games

The Bell County Board of Education in Kentucky used to allow ministers to deliver pre-game prayers over the loudspeaker at football games. But in 2011, faced with the threat of a lawsuit by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (and the fact that the Supreme Court declared those types of prayers illegal), they got rid of them.

Looks like they still haven’t learned their lesson.

At their meeting on Tuesday night, board members decided to approve student-led prayers over the loudspeakers at football games:

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Kansas Woman Says in Lawsuit She Was Fired by State Official for Not Going to Church

According to a lawsuit filed earlier this month, Courtney Canfield, a former staffer at the office of the Kansas Secretary of State, says she was illegally fired by Assistant Secretary Eric K. Rucker (below) because she didn’t attend church enough.

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Jesus Gets His Revenge in This New Game

Jesus was not happy about being crucified. Now he’s back… and he wants revenge.

That’s the premise of a new game by Raul Ando now available on Android:

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