Oklahoma officials decided to put a Ten Commandments monument on Capitol grounds in 2012 and it’s been a lightning rod for controversy ever since.
Do public school districts have the right to give students taxpayer-funded scholarships which they can then use at religious schools? Or is that just government endorsement of religion?
Those questions have been debated in Colorado ever since the Douglas County School District began its Choice Scholarship Pilot Program (CSP) four years ago. The way it worked, if you wanted the scholarship money, you had to apply for the grant and get admission into a “Private School Partner,” schools that selectively-admitted kids based on their religious beliefs.
Yesterday, Camille posted a synopsis and review of Ray Comfort‘s new anti-gay propaganda film Audacity:
See the guy in that poster?
That’s the film’s star, Travis Owens. His character, Peter, is a Bible-thumping Christian who wants to save everyone from the “dangers” of homosexuality.
A few days ago, a group called CatholicVote posted a video called “Not Alone” featuring all sorts of people talking about how they support “traditional” marriage, and how tough it is to hold those beliefs in today’s society. (Because bigotry is soooo hard!)
It ends with the speakers, in tears, saying “You’re not alone”… as if they’re the oppressed ones.