Even More Awful Details About the Public School That Allowed Students to Skip Class to Pray

Here’s the story of what happened at Lumpkin County High School (Georgia) as I wrote about it a week ago:

50 students prayed together (with an adult coach) for more than six hours, causing them to miss their classes. Four faculty members were also part of the prayer group. Superintendent Dewey Moye said he wouldn’t punish anybody over the incident.

Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is saying the situation is even worse than we were led to believe (PDF)… in four specific areas.

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After Atheists Stop Graduation Prayer at Lincoln County High School, Misinformation is Everywhere

Earlier this month, I wrote about a group of students at Lincoln County High School (in Kentucky). They were fed up with the way their administrators let students vote on whether or not to have a graduation prayer, knowing that the majority of students were Christians who want nothing more than to have the school honor their faith in public.

So they spoke to the principal and got the policy changed:

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Conservative Radio Host: ‘In the Good Old Days… Atheists Were Not Allowed to Run for Office’

Atheist philanthropist Todd Stiefel recently appeared on the Jesse Peterson Radio Show. Peterson is a black, religious, Tea Party advocate who doesn’t think very highly of atheists.

The whole episode was crazy, but two parts stood out in particular. The first occurs at the 4:45 mark, after Todd talks about how Gallup polls have shown that people would not vote for atheists even if they were qualified members of their own political party:

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Is There a Problem with the Evangelical Adoption Movement? An Interview with Kathryn Joyce

After Mother Jones published an excerpt from journalist Kathryn Joyce‘s new book The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption last month, the Christian media went into defense mode. The excerpt offered a rarely-seen view into overseas adoptions, where children can sometimes be taken away from their (very much alive) birth parents, who are led to believe the separation is only temporary.

So what’s the real story? Are these criticisms valid?

I sent many of the questions I had to Kathryn Joyce and she was kind enough to respond (via email):

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Mayoral Candidate ‘Endorsed by Jesus Christ’ Finishes in Last Place

Yesterday, the city of North Miami, Florida held elections for Mayor. The election was notable for the rest of us because candidate Anna L. Pierre claimed she was endorsed by Jesus Christ:

It turns out Pierre didn’t fare so well:

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