Raelian Cult: Hey, We Want Our Literature Distributed in Florida Schools, Too!

I have to believe school board members in Orange County, Florida are rethinking their decision to allow all religious and non-religious groups to distribute their literature to schoolchildren, just so they could appease Bible-thumping Christians.

Yesterday, we saw the coloring book that the Satanic Temple wanted to distribute to children.

Now the Raelians, a UFO cult, are joining in on the fun. You remember the Raelians — they’re the ones who claimed in 2002 that they had cloned a human baby. And they want to reach your children:



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A Religion Class Done Right

We often hear about Bible classes in public schools and how many of them (like the one created by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green) are just ways to proselytize in the classroom.

But in California, the Modesto Public Schools are receiving some well-deserved appreciation for their mandatory World Religions course.



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This is the Satanic Coloring Book That Will Be Available for Florida Students Thanks to Proselytizing Christians

Earlier this week, we found out that, thanks to Christians who were determined to distribute the Bible to schoolchildren in Orange County, Florida, the doors had opened up to any religious or non-religious group that wanted to give away literature.

And now we’re getting a first look at pages from the coloring book that The Satanic Temple intends to give away: “The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities.”



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Graduates from an Anti-Gay Christian Law School Won’t Be Allowed to Practice in Yet Another Canadian Province

Late last year, I posted about a proposed new law school in British Columbia affiliated with (Christian) Trinity Western University where gay students who acted on their sexual orientation would not be allowed through the doors:

At the time, I defended the school’s right to exist. My thinking was that, like private Christian schools in the United States, they have the ability to create their own standards for admission, even if those standards are ridiculous — and it wouldn’t ultimately matter since the students would still have to learn and defend Canadian law as written and pass the Canadian version of the bar exam. In other words, their Christian anti-gay bigotry wouldn’t work in the real world.

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Football Coach Says He Was Fired Over Team Prayers but Adds That He Didn’t Lead Them

Gary Weiss is the freshmen football coach at Catalina Foothills High School. Or, I should say, was. But there’s confusion over what exactly he did to lose that position…

According to him, he was asked to do something illegal and said no:

… Weiss said he was instructed to tell his players to stop praying before and after games or he would be let go. He refused. Now he says he’s out of a job.

But that’s weird. Students are allowed to pray before and after games. Hell, they can pray during a game if they want. On Friday, the Varsity players, at least, did just that:



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