North Carolina High School’s Band Booster Event Takes an Illegal Christian Turn

Over the weekend, North Carolina’s North Buncombe High School held a Band Boosters event to honor veterans and fundraise for the band’s upcoming trip to Hawaii. All of that was perfectly fine. But then the event took an illegal Christian turn:



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Massachusetts State Rep Complains About Family That Sued Over the Pledge of Allegiance

Massachusetts State Representative Alan Silvia (below) wrote an opinion piece for a local paper in which he derides a local family for filing a lawsuit over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance (a case they lost earlier this month).

In the piece, which shows how ignorant of the law Silvia is, he makes all sort of claims that have no basis in reality:

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After Decades of Giving a Religious Commencement Address, An Educator is Told He Can’t Participate at Graduation

Apparently, there’s some rule that says if you’re a nice guy, you don’t have to follow the law.

For decades, Coach Leon McCoy has been giving a speech at Winfield High School’s graduation ceremony (in West Virginia). The problem is that those speeches have been very religious, with references to his faith throughout. (One article cited him giving an “If I were allowed to pray” speech.)

After receiving enough complaints, the Putnam County Board of Education told him he won’t be giving a speech this year, and people who think tradition trumps the Constitution are freaking out:

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How I Made Ken Ham Angry

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why Creationist Ken Ham is angry with me:



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Another Gay Catholic School Teacher Fired; Another Inspiring Group of Students Rallying on His Behalf

Another day, another Catholic school employee fired for the crime of being married and gay:

Band director Flint Dollar, 32, had posted on his Facebook page that he plans to marry his male partner of six years this summer in Minnesota.

He said Thursday that officials at [Mount de Sales Academy] in Macon [Georgia] told him he was being fired because of that planned marriage.


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