In Moore, Oklahoma, Students Whose School Was Destroyed by the Tornado Will Have Classes in a Church

This is a possible disaster in the making but it doesn’t have to be:

School officials in the Oklahoma city of Moore say students whose schools were destroyed in the deadly May tornado will attend classes next month in a refurbished junior high school building and a local church.

Specifically, students who would normally be attending Briarwood Elementary School will be having their classes in Emmaus Baptist Church (PDF) next year instead.

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Last Chance to Help Families ‘Beat the Heat’

Last month, I posted about how the Northeast Mississippi Secular Humanist Association wanted to purchase air conditioners for 10 families, including one with special needs:

This year we will add a very special out-of-state family to our wish list. This family needs a portable unit to meet the needs of their young son. Portable units are more expensive than the small window units we provided last year but the unit we’d like to donate will serve as additional cooling and heating for them throughout the year. In addition, the portable unit will be able to go where their young son is instead of confining the family to a single room.

How are they doing? We have an update and it’s a mixed bag:

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The Fall of a Virginia Megachurch Pastor

OnKneesforJesus4 has chronicled the disturbing case of Richmond Outreach Center (“The ROC” Church) Pastor Geronimo Aguilar, who “currently faces possible life in prison for alleged sexual abuse charges involving a minor and the minor’s sibling.”

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There’s Only One Royal Baby…

… and his name is Jesus:

That’s just a sampling of what some Christians are saying on Twitter. The cringe levels are high on this one.

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Why Can’t Jason Heap Become a Military Chaplain?

Jason Heap wants to become a chaplain in the U.S. Navy and he seems perfectly qualified to do so: He has two master’s degrees, passed his physicals, and completed the paperwork… but Kimberly Winston tells us that what he doesn’t have is the endorsement of a religious organization (***Edit***: I should say that he does have the endorsement of a religious group, just not one approved by the Navy):

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