Earlier this year, Andrew White (below), a student at Brigham Young University, told his roommate he was gay. Even at BYU, that should be fine. You can’t *act* on your sexual orientation, but homosexuality in and of itself shouldn’t be a problem.
Gay Mormon Was Attacked by his BYU Roommates and Evicted by His Landlord After Coming Out, Says Lawsuit
Earlier this week, we learned that Wichita State University, a public school, had a possibly-taxpayer-funded chaplain for their basketball team:
The morality police at Delone Catholic High School are apparently concerned about how much skin might be bared at the school’s prom in May. And so, to mitigate the danger of short or revealing dresses, students at the Pennsylvania school are being required to send pictures of their dresses to a prom moderator for pre-approval. [Read More…]
Illinois Lawmakers Consider Bill Allowing Group Prayer in School. (Isn’t That Already Legal? Yes. Yes It Is)
Illinois lawmakers introduced legislation several years ago to give public school students time to pray in school. To keep it legal, it was eventually called the “Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act.” It’s useless legislation, of course, since students can pray whenever they’d like. But if you wanted to get prayer in school, this was a legal backdoor approach.
Earlier this year, State Rep. Mary E. Flowers (below) introduced an amendment to that law — because I guess silence isn’t enough — which would allow for group prayer. That bill is now picking up co-sponsors left and right and heading for a vote very soon.