Amazing Slam Poetry Blasting Pat Robertson

This is beautiful to watch. At Brave New Voices 2012 (you might have seen the competition on HBO), there was a powerful poem about Pat Robertson… I’ve attempted to transcribe the video below (feel free to correct me), but you need to watch the video for the full effect: The following begins with a quote. [Read More...]

U.S. Appeals Court Rules That Wisconsin District’s Graduation Ceremonies Inside a Christian Church Were Unconstitutional

This is big: The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that a Wisconsin school district violated the First Amendment when it held its graduation ceremonies in a church. The backstory: Elmbrook School District in Brookfield, Wisconsin held its graduation ceremonies at Elmbrook Church (an evangelical, non-denominational Christian church) from 2000 to 2009. That’s [Read More...]

If the NCAA Penalized the Catholic Church…

Earlier today, the NCAA issued penalties against Penn State University… what caught my eye was this comment: Instead, [NCAA president Mark] Emmert and NCAA executive committee chairman Dr. Edward J. Ray called for an immediate end to hero worship, the kind that led men in positions of authority to step out of Paterno’s way and [Read More...]

Christian ‘Family’ Group Complains About LGBT Minor Offered at Louisiana University

Last week, I mentioned that the University of Louisiana at Lafayette was the first school in the state to offer an LGBT minor — and a Catholic Bishop was complaining about it. Turns out that’s only the beginning of the story. You also have the Louisiana Family Forum — you know they’re Christian because only [Read More...]

Knox County Commission Plans to Say Yes to Pre-Meeting Prayers

With all the legal problems city councils are having over their invocation prayers, the Knox County Commission in Tennessee is taking a step today… in the wrong direction: They’re putting their invocation policy in writing so that it’ll be officially approved. Knox County Commission Chairman Mike Hammond said now is a good time to “reaffirm [Read More...]


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