Christian School That Won’t Admit You If You Have a Gay Sibling Responds After Public Outcry

A couple of days ago, we posted the “Statement of Understanding” from Trinity Academy — a private Christian school in Wichita, Kansas — that all students and parents are required to sign. While most of it was par for the course, like agreeing that the Bible is inerrant, that belief in the divinity of Jesus is the only path to salvation, and that pre-marital sex is a no-no, there was one part that took me by surprise.

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School officials have finally responded… but they didn’t exactly deny what I wrote.

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This Fox News Conversation About the New Pledge of Allegiance Law in Florida is Infuriating

When it comes to reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools, the rules are simple: If you want to say it, fine. If you don’t, fine. No one can force to stand up, put your hand over your heart, or say it at all.

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But try telling that to the people at Fox News, who held a conversation about a new Pledge law in Florida with no regard for the facts.

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Got a Degree from Liberty University School of Law? Good Luck Getting a Legal Job

If you or someone you know is in law school, then you’re undoubtedly aware of a major concern among students: they might not find a job that requires a law degree. With the recent recession, fewer people retiring, and a lot of law students graduating, there just aren’t enough positions available for everyone who’s qualified and able to fill them.

For that reason, class sizes have gotten smaller at many schools. The question is: Have things balanced out yet? Are newly minted lawyers finding legal jobs within a year of graduation?

The National Law Journal just published a list of the law schools with the most unemployed graduates. It’s behind a paywall, but Above the Law has a summary. And making the list-you-don’t-want-to-be-on?

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Liberty University School of Law, with an unemployment rate of 26.23%. That’s how many of their students aren’t working in a job that requires a law degree ten months after graduation.

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Atheist Benefactor Helps University of Miami Fund Chair for the Study of Atheism

The University of Miami will soon become one of only two schools in the nation to have an entire program dedicated to studying atheism and atheists from an academic perspective.

The New York TimesLaurie Goodstein reports that, with a donation of $2.2 million, benefactor Lou Appignani is endowing the Appignani Foundation Chair for the Study of Atheism, Humanism and Secular Ethics:

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Ohio School Ends Tradition of Singing “The Lord’s Prayer” at Graduation, and Christians Are Furious

I realize there’s some debate over what can and can’t be sung at public high school events, but a “musical rendition of ‘The Lord’s Prayer'” should make anyone‘s list of obviously-promoting-Christianity-and-therefore-illegal music. It’s not an instrumental ode to God. It’s not a classic song that has withstood the test of time. It’s just a song you’d expect to hear in a megachurch on a Sunday morning.

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Who would argue otherwise?

Todd Starnes of Fox News, that’s who.

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