Substitute Teacher Who Wanted to Wear Priestly Garments in Classroom Resigns After Rejection

More than a week ago, I posted about Rev. George Nedeff, a substitute teacher in West Virginia’s Wood County Schools, who wanted to wear priestly garb when working in the classroom.

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Need to Get Out of a Speeding Ticket? Be Sure to Have a Religious Bracelet Nearby

Last week, Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Ales pulled over a guy named Mike Powers and gave him a speeding ticket.

After Powers asked Ales “how the cops are feeling in Mississippi with all of the senseless killings,” he handed the officer a wooden saint bracelet as a gift. And wouldn’t you know it, after buttering up Ales like that, the ticket was later voided.

How heartwarming to know that faith-based bribes are still as powerful as ever…

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Fox News Panel Agrees That Kim Davis is a Hypocrite Who’s “Applying for the Job of a Martyr”

When the regular Fox News Channel anchors are away, the other contributors will play.

That’s what it looked like earlier today, when a panel of guests concluded that Kim Davis was wrong not to follow the law (despite her faith), and that her lawyer, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver, was “ridiculously stupid” for suggesting the Supreme Court didn’t have the authority to rule on marriage equality.

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There’s No Evidence That Two Indian Sisters Will Be Raped as Punishment for Their Brother’s Affair

Last week, using information from the Huffington Post, Amnesty International (UK), and the Times of India, I posted a story about how two Indian women were sentenced to be raped as punishment for their brother’s adultery.

Reporters for Reuters have been looking for confirmation of this story, conducting interviews with locals and even talking with the family members themselves. As far as they can tell, there’s no evidence of this punishment being handed down. The family asked for protection, yes, but there’s no evidence the council actually issued the grotesque punishment in the first place.

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Texas County Officials Asked Applicants About Gay Marriage and Religion During Job Interviews

More than two years ago, after Bobby Gutierrez retired as Constable, the commissioners in Williamson County (Texas) had to replace him. They interviewed five candidates and asked them each a series of important, relevant questions:

Are you for or against gay marriage?

Are you pro-life or pro-choice?

Who did you vote for in the last election?

What are your religious beliefs?

Because, if you want to be a cop, you better be a good conservative Christian.

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