We thought there might be some hope for Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi, who still awaited 950 lashes as part of punishment for “insulting Islam.” A couple of weeks ago, a Swiss official said Badawi may have been pardoned, though there was no independent confirmation of this.
Now, Badawi’s wife said the situation is much worse than we expected.
Since when did live Nativity scenes in high school holiday concerts become a thing?
A judge recently ruled that a school in Indiana could not perform the Christian myth because, obviously, it promoted Christianity at the exclusion of every other belief.
Now, a school in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania is going forward with their own version of the Bible scene because they assume the law doesn’t apply to them:
See anything wrong with this picture?
That would be Morristown Elementary School basketball coach Scott Spahr standing with his fifth and sixth grade girls as they pray. Whether he asked them to do it or joined them in their own prayer circle doesn’t matter. His presence sends the message that Christians (and only Christians) are welcome on his team and a girl stands outside the circle at her own risk.