Jason Heap (below) wanted to become a chaplain in the U.S. Navy. He’s perfectly qualified for the position, too: He earned two master’s degrees (including one in divinity), passed his physicals, and completed the paperwork… but what he doesn’t have is the endorsement of a religious organization that’s currently approved by the Navy.
Humanist Chaplain Jason Heap Files Federal Lawsuit Against U.S. Navy After They Reject His Application
Those of us in the U.S. think we’re amazing at everything… mostly because we’re blissfully ignorant about how the rest of the world operates.
That’s pretty much the basis for a fascinating documentary series in Norway called The Norden: They take Americans who are passionate about a certain issue, send them to Norway, have them see how it’s done over there, and film their jaws dropping.
There’s the setup for this clip in which a conservative Southern pastor, Marty McLain, finds out how religion works in a mostly secular country:
Texas School District Challenged for Allowing Crosses and Bible Verses in Classrooms and Selling Religious Shirts
How many church/state violations does one public school district need to make before even other Christians start saying they’ve gone too far…?
Well, let’s see what’s happening in the Mt Vernon Independent School District in Texas.
There are religious messages on the walls, like this one from Ronald Reagan:
What is up with New Zealand? Despite more than 39% of its population professing no religion, the promotion of bullshit seems like it’s at an all-time high.
Earlier this year, we learned of a church selling olive oil as a cure for everything, from mental illness to marital woes.
Now, a different church is promising to cure everything, including Ebola, with a “bleach-based solution that medical experts have slammed as being potentially fatal.”