Catholic School Leader Who Told Just-Married Gay Administrator He Could Keep His Job if He Got Divorced Resigns

You all remember the student-led revolution that began at Eastside Catholic High School in Seattle, Washington last month after Assistant Principal Mark Zmuda was forced to resign after school officials confronted him about his sexual orientation and summer wedding:

That forced firing resulted in a massive student protest last month and an even bigger one next week.

The New York Times is covering the controversy in a front-page story today, and I was surprised by a couple of the updates.

[Read more...]

Ken Ham: My Debate Against Bill Nye is Proof of ‘Significant Dissent in the Scientific Community’ Over Evolution

In an interview with Patheos’ Jonathan Ryan, Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham explains what we’ve known all along: This debate against Bill Nye is just a way to push the false notion that there’s actually a scientific debate taking place over Creationism:



[Read more...]

This District Just Got Sued for Teaching Creationism, Offering Extra Credit for Writing Bible Verses on Tests, & More

The ACLU of Louisiana along with its parent organization is suing the Sabine Parish School District because of its “long history of proselytizing students and promoting religion” and the list of complaints against Negreet High School (in the district) is just stunning:

We know about the problems thanks to plaintiffs Scott and Sharon Lane and their five brave children, including sixth grader C.C., a “Buddhist of Thai heritage” who doesn’t believe in God.

[C.C.'s] science teacher, Rita Roark, repeatedly taught students that the Earth was created by God 6,000 years ago, that evolution is “impossible,” and that the Bible is “100 percent true.”

Roark also regularly features religious questions on her tests such as “ISN’T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” When C.C. did not write in Roark’s expected answer, “LORD,” she belittled him in front of the rest of the class. While studying other religions, Roark has told students that Buddhism is “stupid.”

When Plaintiffs objected, Sabine Parish Superintendent, Sara Ebarb, told them that “this is the Bible belt.” She suggested that C.C. should “change” his faith or transfer to another district school 25 miles away where, in her words, “there are more Asians.”

What the hell…?!

[Read more...]

Kirk Cameron Promotes ‘Great Article’ Encouraging Parents To Never Ever Explain Anything to Their Children

Actor and Crocoduck-creating super-Christian Kirk Cameron is promoting a “great article” on his website that offers rather questionable advice for parents: Never explain things to your kids; just teach them to obey:



[Read more...]

Today I Learned That Rich People Can Pay Cash to Improve the Odds of Certain Figures Becoming Saints

Among the financial reforms Pope Francis is undertaking within the Church and Vatican Bank, this one may be the most interesting:

This week, [Pope Francis] took another, less controversial step in that direction, calling for a “spending review” that includes settling on a cap for expenses tied to the canonization causes of would-be saints. In the past, critics charged that figures backed by well-financed supporters usually became saints more quickly than their more meagerly financed counterparts.

Two miracles, my ass. Who knew canonization was like the run-up to the Academy Awards? Turns out your friends just needed to slip a few Euros to the powers that be and voila! Sainthood.

[Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X