Catholic School Principal Vetoes Sixth Graders’ Project on the Importance of Gay Rights

11-year-olds Quinn Maloney-Tavares and Polly Hamilton, two sixth grade students at St. George Catholic School in Ottawa, were recently assigned a project where they had to talk about a social justice issue. Naturally, they decided to focus on gay rights:

“A lot of people, they don’t know they’re being rude, but they make being gay a bad thing,” said [Maloney-Tavares]… “They need to know that it’s not a bad thing.”

That’s a great point — and one well worth making at a Catholic school, since Catholic teaching is that homosexuality is “ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil” and therefore an “objective disorder.”

But the principal of the school, Ann Beauchamp, told the girls they needed to find a different topic:

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No, We Don’t Worship the Same God!

(via Paul Noth at the New Yorker)

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Looking for a Website Developer…

I’m looking for someone who can develop a website for the podcast.

It should be a fairly simple project, but I need someone who can take care of setting it all up from start to finish, and it should be something I can easily update afterwards.

If you’re interested, please send me your rates and resume! If I’m interested, I’ll be in touch very soon. Anyone who’s done something like this before moves to the front of the line!

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New Survey Finds That Not All Americans Take Christian Beliefs Seriously; Ken Ham, As Usual, Blames Evolution

A study commissioned by Ligonier Ministries and conducted by LifeWay Research found that not all Americans believe in the tenets of Christianity. While this is disturbing news for the ministry, it’s wonderful news for those of us working to loosen the grip of religion in the country. Half of Americans don’t buy into all this nonsense!

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Ken Ham Says Atheists Are Attacking His Religious Freedom, but Fails to Mention His Illegal Hiring Practices

Either Ken Ham doesn’t understand why people have a problem with his Ark Encounter theme park… or he does, but he’s lying to his Christian audience, anyway. I wouldn’t put that past him.

Here’s the issue: Answers in Genesis, Ham’s ministry, is a religious non-profit. That’s why the Creation Museum can require you to sign a “statement of faith” if you want to work there.

Ark Encounter, the Noah’s Ark theme park that’s eligible for millions of dollars in tax rebates, is a for-profit business. They cannot discriminate in hiring.

But as I’ve mentioned on this site a few times already, a job listing at AiG’s website made clear that being a Christian was a prerequisite, even though the position was for Ark Encounter:

That’s the one thing Ham can’t do if he wants perks from the state. In fact, if state officials believe AiG is discriminating in hiring, they could rescind the opportunity for Ham to earn up to $18,000,000 in tax rebates. (The Freedom From Religion Foundation has already urged the IRS to investigate the park’s hiring policies.)

In a fundraising letter just sent out this week, Ham doesn’t acknowledge any wrongdoing. Instead, he says this is all just Christian persecution:

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