Student Accuses Teacher of Banning Bible in Classroom… but Principal Says It Never Happened

12-year-old Loyal Grandstaff loves his Bible. So you can imagine how miffed he felt when his teacher at Bueker Middle School in Marshall, Missouri told him he wasn’t allowed to read it in school:

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Ottawa Imam: I Support Free Speech, but Satire of Religious Leaders Should Be Illegal

You know people truly support free speech when they are willing to defend speech they don’t agree with, even speech that might be considered “blasphemous” to others.

That’s why Muslim imam Imtiaz Ahmed, no matter what he thinks, isn’t a free speech advocate:

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Catholic Priest Tells Congregation He’s Gay and Receives a Standing Ovation, but What Will He Do Now?

In Dublin, Ireland, where a referendum on gay marriage will be taking place this May, Father Martin Dolan of the Church of St Nicholas of Myra told his congregation on Saturday night (and Sunday morning) that he was gay:

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Someone Got Video of Raif Badawi Being Lashed by a Saudi Official

Earlier today, I posted about a crowd gathering to watch Saudi blogger Raif Badawi get the first 50 (of 1,000) lashes yesterday.

Turns out someone got video of the punishment being administered. It’s not necessarily graphic, but there are glimpses of what Badawi had to go through:

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Complaint Filed Against High School Teacher Who Offered Students Extra Credit for Copying Bible Verses

Maybe a high school teacher who promoted an after-school Bible Club that he sponsored wouldn’t be the subject of much controversy. He shouldn’t do it, but it’s nothing a quick email reprimand from an administrator couldn’t take care of.

But what’s happening in Stockton, California absolutely crosses the line:

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