Kentucky Officials Want to Revise School Calendars So the Noah’s Ark Theme Park Can Make More Money

A lot of public schools are already back in session, and even more will go back in the next week or so. That’s too early, according to Kentucky State Senators Damon Thayer and Chris Girdler, who plan to file Senate Bill 129 very soon. That bill would require public schools to begin no earlier than the “first Monday closest to Aug. 26,” essentially pushing the starting date to September, close to Labor Day. If passed, the bill would go into effect a year from now.

Why bother with all that?

[Read more…]

Pastor Defending Nativity Scene on Public Property is Indistinguishable from a Parody in The Onion

The city of Belen, New Mexico has a Nativity Scene permanently displayed on public property, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent Mayor Jerah Cordova a letter warning him against the government’s promotion of Christianity.

Cordova has no plans to budge, though. Because, you know, the Bible.

[Read more…]

Florida Sheriff Says on Facebook That Pro-Christian Anthem Will Now Be County’s Theme Song

One month ago, Bay County (Florida) Sheriff Frank McKeithen decided to put “In God We Trust” stickers on every patrol car in his department:

McKeithen didn’t even hide behind the “It’s the National Motto!” defense. He came right out and said “we should display our morals and values” on the cars.

But maybe you could argue he’s still speaking in code. He’s not explicitly promoting religion.

Well, the other day on Facebook, McKeithen announced the county’s new theme song: Diamond Rio’s “In God We Still Trust”:

[Read more…]

This is Why You Should Pay Attention to Line Breaks

The Hornsby Bend Assembly of God in Austin, Texas wanted to create a witty church sign playing off the phrase “fight tooth decay.”

I guess they don’t know how line breaks work…



[Read more…]

Evolution Really Went Downhill After That

(via Rubes by Leigh Rubin. Thanks to Lesa for the link)

[Read more…]