Clemson’s Head Football Coach Will Accept Award from Anti-Gay Christian Group

We’ve known for a while now that Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney is a Christian who proselytizes on the job. His players have had baptisms on the field with staff participation. Swinney hired a team chaplain. He sent the entire team to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast event in 2011. He scheduled devotionals for them.

It’s all illegal. And players who aren’t Christian were coerced — whether Swinney admits it or not — to participate lest they get on the Coach’s bad side.

Somehow, Swinney just made it worse:

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I’m the Student Who Spoke About My Jehovah’s Witness Past on YouTube

My name is Brie. I’m 18 and a senior at Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. I graduate next week. And until I spoke about my religious history in class, in a video you might have seen online, I’d never shared that information publicly. My classmates were shocked that I was ever a Jehovah’s Witness.



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Arkansas School Board Member Cyberbullies Student for Supporting LGBT Rights

The Bentonville School Board in Arkansas is currently debating whether or not to “add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected statuses under the School District’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy.”

You’d have to be a pretty horrible person to oppose that, since leaving it out would allow LGBT teachers to be fired purely on the basis of their sexual orientation.

Unfortunately, some of those horrible people are on the school board.

Like Rebecca Powers, who made this comment on Facebook following a student-led demonstration in favor of changing the policy:



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High School Student Exposes Jehovah’s Witnesses: “Within This Religion, Love is Conditional”

I don’t know who this girl is yet. But according to a video going viral on YouTube (200,000 views and counting), she’s giving a presentation about the Jehovah’s Witnesses to a high school class. It’s the religion in which she was raised.

Start watching from the 2:27 mark:



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Bill Nye Speaks About Climate Change in Rutgers Commencement Address

Bill Nye delivered a commencement address at Rutgers over the weekend (just after receiving an honorary degree) that focused on the importance of climate change and the next generation’s burden:



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