Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) Says Students Should Be Allowed to Pray in School, Not Realizing That’s Already Legal

Over the past week, I’ve written a couple of posts about the overreaching faith of Principal Albert Hardison of Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School, part of the Caddo Parish Public Schools in Louisiana.

This is someone who openly praised God on the school’s website (he has revised it since the complaints began):



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Oklahoma Elementary School Teacher Hands Out Bibles to Her Third-Graders

On Thursday, in Duncan, Oklahoma, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School teacher Erica Mackey announced she had a surprise for her third-grade students:

The student reports that Mrs. Mackey announced that she had “the holy Bible” and asked if anyone would like one. Nearly all the students walked up to her desk and she handed them out. After seeing his classmates take Bibles from the teacher, the child felt peer-pressured and coerced to do the same.

Thankfully, that child told his mother, and she contacted the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center. They sent a letter to the district yesterday:

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Georgia Teacher Tells Students President Obama Isn’t a Christian and Neither Are Their Parents if They Voted for Him

According to NAACP chapter in Laurens County, Georgia, a middle school teacher was completely out of line with comments made to her class a couple of weeks ago. Dublin Middle School teacher Nancy Perry, who apparently teaches a class in Tea Party rhetoric, said of President Obama:

… that he is not a Christian as he claims to be. She said that any parent who supports him is not a Christian. She challenged her students to prove their Christianity.



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Missouri House Passes Bill Forcing Public Schools to Recite the Pledge of Allegiance Every Day… In English

Remember the chaos that ensued a couple of weeks ago when a New York high school allowed the Pledge of Allegiance to be read in Arabic as part of Foreign Language Week? People flipped out, the principal had to apologize, and the school promised the Pledge would only be read in English from now on.

Well, lawmakers in Missouri are making sure that sort of blasphemy never happens in their state:

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Texas High School Baseball Coach Allegedly Makes Players Attend Bible Study or Run an Extra 20 Minutes

We’re so used to hearing about high school football coaches illegally leading their teams in prayer, completely overstepping their bounds and putting students in the awkward position of joining in to avoid any consequences. But this story coming out of Texas is unique in just how far the district is going to push faith on the students.

Pittsburg High School baseball coach Tommy Stewart not only conducts a Bible study with his players after practice once a week, he punishes those who don’t attend with 20 minutes of running. There’s literally a consequence for not being Christian on his team.

According to a letter to the school district from the Freedom From Religion Foundation:

We further understand that Coach Stewart shows religious videos to his players, including the movie God’s Not Dead and videos from the Kingdom Man ministry series. Additionally, we understand that the team’s official practice uniforms have the bible quote “With GOD all things are possible” printed on them, from Matthew 19:26…

According to the person who informed FFRF of the problem, this is an issue for Christians, too:

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