Americans United: Teen Who Took Pic of Himself Getting Blown by Jesus Statue Doesn’t Deserve “Desecration” Charge

I posted a couple of times now about a 14-year-old boy from Pennsylvania who thought it would be hilarious to take pictures with a local Jesus statue as if he were getting a mock-blowjob from the Lord:

He’s currently facing two years in prison for this supposed desecration, a charge that is wildly out of proportion for what he did. As I said before, I don’t condone his actions, but bad taste and immaturity aren’t crimes.

Today, Americans United for Separation of Church and State sent a letter to Bedford County District Attorney William Higgins (who has an interesting past of his own) urging him not to prosecute this child:

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Staff Members in This Oklahoma School District Plan to Lead and Pray at “See You at the Pole” Events This Week

This Wednesday, Christian students across the country will be participating in “See You at the Pole,” where they gather around the schools flagpole and pray. The most important thing to recognize is that it must be a student-led event — even the official website makes that clear:

I guess no one told the Commerce Public Schools in Oklahoma since the faculty members and administrators there have every intention of running and participating in the event:

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The Ocala (FL) Police Department is Less Effective Than Prayer

A few days ago, Chief Greg Graham of the Ocala Police Department in Florida posted an unusual letter to the department’s Facebook page. Co-signed by community development director for the Ocala/Marion County Family YMCA Narvella Haynes, the letter called for public prayer to help stop crime:

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If This Guy’s the Poster Boy for Golden State Baptist College, I’d Hate to Find Out Who the School is Ashamed Of…

Here’s a friendly suggestion for Golden State Baptist College.

If you’re going to promote a graduate of your school as a role model for future students…

… maybe you should make sure he didn’t commit “lewd acts” on a 14-year-old girl when he was just starting out as a pastor:

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After 16 Years and 7 Kids, This Quiverfull Mother Got a Divorce from Her Abusive Husband (and Left Jesus, Too)

At the American Atheists National Convention this year, Vyckie Garrison spoke about how she left the Quiverfull movement after giving birth to seven children and being hailed by many as a model Christian wife:

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