Teachers Sue School District for Not Giving Them Good Friday Off Work

The school district in Cranston, Rhode Island is back in the news over a religious battle (long after Jessica Ahlquist graduated).

This time, the teachers’ contract allowed them to take a day off of work for a religious holiday… as long as their faith required them to attend religious services that day. So Rosh Hashanah? Fine. Good Friday? Not so much.

And there’s the problem:

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Todd Starnes is Mad That a Student Said “One Nation Under Allah” During the Pledge… Even Though It Never Happened

I posted earlier today about the New York school where the Pledge of Allegiance was said in Arabic, leading to a lot of backlash from True Americans™.

Now, Todd Starnes, the Fox News commentator who makes up his own “facts” because he knows his audience is too gullible to correct him, has written a column that has little basis in the truth. Just look at this passage:

“One nation under Allah,” the student body president announced over the intercom system on Wednesday.

I spot three mistakes in that sentence alone:

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Controversy Erupts at New York High School After Pledge of Allegiance is Read in Arabic

In news that should never be news, Pine Bush High School (in New York) is in the middle of a controversy because the Pledge of Allegiance was recited in Arabic yesterday. It was part of Foreign Language Week, but that didn’t matter to the students and parents who think it’s blasphemous to recite the Pledge in anything other than English:



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Ten Commandments Plaque That Hung for Decades in Ohio High School Will be Donated to Local Historical Society

At Harding High School in Marion, Ohio, there used to be a plaque of the Ten Commandments hanging in the hallway. It was there for nearly 60 years, a gift from the Class of 1956.

Last summer, knowing that it would eventually be subject to a legal challenge, district officials took it down. And rightfully so — there was no reason a public school should be encouraging students not to worship false idols or reminding them to have no other gods but the Christian one.

A few months ago, a freshman (who clearly hasn’t taken a government class yet) began fighting to put it back up:

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Once Again, a Texas Elementary School Can’t Stop Promoting Christianity at the Book Fair

Last year, I posted a lot about the numerous church/state violations taking place in Texas’ Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District.

Things got even stranger in October, when China Elementary School held a book fair sponsored by Scholastic Books… that featured a display table full of Jesus:



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