Why Are State Prisoners Building a Chair for the Pope?

For some reason, inmates at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center have been hard at work creating a chair for Pope Francis to sit on when he visits them later this month.

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Todd Starnes Fuels Christian Persecution Flames by Saying Jails Will Fill Up with the Faithful

Todd Starnes, who has never met a Christian he couldn’t use to further his persecution complex, said on American Family Radio yesterday that, in the wake of the Kim Davis controversy, Christians will soon be rounded up and put in prison:

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Should Elected Officials Have to Obey the Law? Liberty Counsel Can’t Decide

Let me summarize the ACLU’s position on Kim Davis: She’s a government official who refuses to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Her rationale is irrelevant. She needs to abide by the law and do her job. If she can’t, then she must resign.

Liberty Counsel, the group defending Davis, says that she is being “held as a prisoner for her religious beliefs.” In other words, because she has a religious objection to the law, the government ought to accommodate her request to not have to sign marriage licenses. Even if that means sending gay couples (who pay taxes in the county) to the next county over.

Here’s the problem.

That same organization said very different things when gay marriage was illegal and some government officials were giving it a green light in their own municipalities.

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Alabama School District’s Website Features Coaches Praying with Athletes

I don’t think I’ll ever understand why some school districts advertise how they’re breaking the law… because at this point they *have* to know they can’t push Christianity onto students, right?

For example, the Tallassee City Schools in Alabama should probably know better than to feature coaches praying with football players on the front page of the District’s website:

That wasn’t the only flaunting of illegal religious activity.

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10 More Quick Takes on the Jailing of Kim Davis

1) The woman who actually sits next to Kim Davis in this picture is not-at-all amused by the Twitter parody account @nexttokimdavis:

Her name is Melissa Thompson. She does, in fact, sit next to embattled Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. And she’s not amused.

Thompson, a deputy clerk in Rowan County, said she’s seen the Twitter feed and doesn’t think it’s funny — “not with that language.” She declined to comment further.

This office’s holiday parties must be incredibly depressing…

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