After Reminding Students They Don’t Have to Stand for the Pledge, These Young Women Are Getting a Lot of Support

Earlier this week, I posted about three student body leaders at South Portland High School in Maine. They had caused some controversy because, while reading the morning announcements and leading the Pledge of Allegiance, they reminded their classmates that they didn’t have to participate:



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It’s All Part of God’s Weird Plan…

We’ve all been there:

Click over to see what God’s plan looks like.

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Tonight, a Guest Speaker at a Christian College Will Argue “Against Critical Thinking”

We sometimes joke on this site about how pastors should let teenagers proofread their church signs before certain unintended messages get spread around the Internet.

You’d think a Christian school would have an easier time of doing that… but tonight, Ontario-based Augustine College will be hosting a public lecture called “Against Critical Thinking”:



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Ken Ham Defends His Theme Park’s Discriminatory Hiring Practices by Posting Support Letters from Children

Creationist Ken Ham still doesn’t understand why the state of Kentucky rescinded potential tax breaks from his Ark Encounter theme park.

The short explanation is that the park — a for-profit business — was discriminating in its hiring. You can’t do that if you want the subsidies.

But that hasn’t stopped Ham from filing a lawsuit against the state.

Today, Ham defended his position by posting letters from children urging Governor Steve Beshear to allow proselytizing and discriminatory hiring because… Jesus.

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Document Shows Egyptian Atheist Received Prison Sentence for Denying Miracles and Supporting LGBT Rights

In 2013, 20-year-old Sherif Gaber was arrested for starting a Facebook group about religion. His own post on the subject explained his deconversion:

I started to see the contradictions between the Quran and scientific facts, and day by day for 2 years after searching and reading I knew the truth. Then I became an atheist and hid it for a few months. Then I admit it despite knowing that I might get killed any moment…

Even though I’m not afraid to say I’m an atheist to everyone who asks about my religion… To die for the truth is much much better to live in a lie!

Last month, we learned that the now-22-year-old Suez Canal University student was outed by his classmates, who told the school President, who in turn “filed a legal complaint against the student to the local prosecution on the grounds of contempt of religion.”

He was sentenced to one year in jail for his “crime”:



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