Christian Hypocrites Denounce “Day of Silence” While Remaining Silent About Pro-Life Version of the Event

More than a dozen leaders of conservative Christian groups have issued a call for parents to keep their children at home during next month’s “Day of Silence” (a student-run initiative during which volunteers don’t speak, all on behalf of the members of the LGBT community who have been forced to be silent about their sexual identities).

Many of the signers are familiar to readers of this site, like Laurie Higgins (of the Illinois Family Institute), Matt Barber, Dr. Michael Brown, Peter LaBarbera, Mat Staver, and Scott Lively.



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Hundreds of Catholic School Teachers and Students Push Back Against “Morality Clauses”

In the debate about whether “morality clauses” should govern the private lives of Catholic school teachers and students, San Francisco is the next battleground.

And while Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (below) is firmly in favor of an anti-LGBT, anti-choice morality clause in San Francisco Catholic schools, area officials, teachers, and students aren’t having it.



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Texas Superintendent Defends Principal Who Reads Bible Verses During Announcements, Calling His Actions “Neutral”

Last week, I posted a few recordings of White Oak High School (Texas) Principal Dan Noll reading Bible verses during morning announcements.

That’s obviously illegal. And it’s not the first time they’ve been caught violating church/state separation. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent them a letter last October concerning prayers said over the loudspeakers during football games and coach-led prayers before the game. The district denied both charges.

They can’t deny the recordings, though. What’s amazing is how they haven’t even bothered to try.

Yesterday, Superintendent Michael Gilbert wrote this on his district blog:

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High School Student in Maine Remained Seated During the Pledge… and Got Sent to the Principal’s Office

Remember those three young ladies at South Portland High School in Maine who caused all sorts of chaos by reminding students during morning announcements that saying the Pledge of Allegiance was optional?

Apparently, they inspired a junior at Belfast Area High School (also in Maine) to remain seated during the Pledge… and he got sent to the principal’s office as a result.

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Church Affiliated with University of Arizona Was a Cult, Say Former Members and Employees

Faith Christian Church, which has operated on the campus of the University of Arizona for decades now, is essentially a criminal-led cult. Those are the claims of 30 former members and employees (and their parents) who say it took a long time to get over what happened to them. Carol Ann Alaimo and Emily Bregel [Read More…]