Florida School Board Member Tells Pagan: If You Deliver an Invocation, I’ll Walk Out and Ask the Crowd to Join Me

Back in June, David Suhor (who calls himself an Agnostic Pagan Pantheist) spoke during an open forum for the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners (in Pensacola, Florida) and argued against the use of religious invocations. Eventually, he was invited to give an invocation of his own — which he accepted — but Suhor points out that the Board still screws up in other ways. They lead the prayers, they ask the crowd to stand, they make you jump through hoops to get on the invocation roster. (The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent the Board a letter on Suhor’s behalf.)

On Tuesday night, Suhor spoke to a different audience, the Escambia County School Board, saying that they were not very welcoming of non-religious viewpoints at all. He acknowledged that one board member invited him to deliver an invocation (though he had a conflict on that date), but that was a rarity:



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Obama Administration Bends Over Backwards (Again) to Accommodate Religious Opposition to Birth Control Coverage

Remember when we thought the Supreme Court had only allowed an exception to the contraception mandate to closely-held businesses?

They were just kidding about that.



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A Teacher Printed Out an Old Version of the Pledge for Her Students So, Naturally, Todd Starnes is Furious

An elementary school teacher in South Carolina was leading her class in recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. But they’re kids. They don’t know all the words yet. So she decided to help them out by printing the words/lyrics for them.

Can you see the problem with this? Because one student’s mother sure as hell did, and she told Fox News’ Todd Starnes:



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This Georgia High School Football Team is Pushing Christianity on Players and the Superintendent Doesn’t Seem to Care

Last week, we learned that Christianity was the glue that bound together the Chestatee High School football team in Gainesville, Georgia. The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center even had pictures of coaches involved in a team prayer, a Bible verse quoted on the team’s workout log sheet, and cheerleaders hoisting banners with Bible verses on them.



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As Expected, Right Wingers Are Rallying Around Student Who Supposedly Got Punished for Saying “Bless You”

Yesterday, I posted about Kendra Turner, a student at Dyer County High School in Tennessee, who claimed on Facebook that she was sent out of the classroom for saying “Bless You” after a student sneezed:

That seemed pretty crazy, and I offered this hypothetical:

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