What Did PolitiFact Have to Say About Oregon Public School Students Missing Class to Learn About the Bible?

Last week, in a post titled “In Oregon, Students Are Skipping Math Class to Learn About the Bible,” I wrote about how there was a law in Oregon allowing students to ditch their public school classes for up to five hours a week in order to attend religious indoctrination classes.

In one case, a program called PREP4Kids even provided a shuttle to take kids from Banks Elementary School to Banks Community United Methodist Church.

For whatever reason, PolitiFact Oregon decided that what I wrote was a claim worth checking out — something to be dubbed anywhere from “True” to “Pants on Fire.”

How did it go?

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Sarah Palin Doesn’t See the Humor in Her Complaint About Women Who Wear a ‘Symbol of Death’ Around Their Necks

Responding to a story about how some pro-choice women are wearing necklaces with hangers on them, Sarah Palin took to Facebook to voice her concerns:

Palin’s upset because some women are wearing a “symbol of death” around their necks?

Maybe someone should remind her to look down…

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A Few Interesting Things About Fred Phelps’ Death

Now that the news of Fred Phelps‘ passing has sunk in, there are a few last tidbits worth sharing:

1) Earlier this week, Westboro Baptist Church was calling any speculation about Fred Phelps‘ health “foolish.”

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Republican Files Bill to Make the Bible Louisiana’s Official State Book

Louisiana has a state motto, state bird, and state flower.

Now, Rep. Thomas Carmody (above) wants to suggest a state book.

Guess what it is.

Guess!

I’ll give you a hint: Carmody is a Republican.

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Nate Phelps Issues Public Statement After His Father’s Death

Nate Phelps, the estranged son of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, broke the news over the weekend that the elder Phelps was on the “edge of death.” Now that Fred is dead, Nate has issued a public statement by way of Recovering From Religion, a group for which he serves on the board.



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