Diboll (TX) Police Chief Says He Won’t Put Bible Verses on Uniforms for a Very Sensible Reason

Last month, I posted about how the Diboll Police Department in Texas wasn’t satisfied with just putting “In God We Trust” on their vehicles.

They wanted a Bible verse on their uniform patches:

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The University of South Carolina Football Team Has Finally Cut Ties With the Team Chaplain

Last fall, the Freedom From Religion Foundation issued a damning report claiming that “Christian coaches and chaplains are converting football fields into mission fields.”

They were highlighting the fact that a lot of public university athletic coaches don’t even hide the fact that they want to convert their players. They’ll bring chaplains on board, perform baptisms right on the field, or lead the team in prayers before a game. It’s not legal, but it happens everywhere.

Maybe that pressure’s finally working, because the University of South Carolina just got rid of its team chaplain:

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TN Governor Vetoes Bill Making the Bible the Official State Book: “This Bill Trivializes the Bible”

A couple of weeks ago, Tennessee legislators voted to make the Bible the official state book. Their bill went against the advice of Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who called it unconstitutional, and Governor Bill Haslam.

But saying you don’t like the bill is different from taking action against it, which is why it’s a breath of fresh air to see that Haslam has indeed vetoed the bill as he suggested he would.

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Conservatives Are Certain the IRS Has Secret Rules for Investigating Churches. They’re Wrong

Back in November of 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the IRS because of the government agency’s “failure to enforce electioneering restrictions against churches and religious organizations.” Basically, churches were endorsing political candidates from the pulpit and the IRS wasn’t doing anything to stop it. (Part of the problem was that there was a vacancy in the position that normally handled those issues.)

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But by mid-2014, the two sides had settled their differences. The IRS said it would enforce its own rules, and FFRF had the ability to file another lawsuit if they felt the IRS was still not doing its job.

But some Christian organizations are convinced there’s a secret agreement between the two groups.

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Texas School District Finally Removes Bible Verse from Front Page of Its Website

A few months ago, I posted about how the Troup Independent School District in Texas had a Bible verse right on the front page of their website:

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It’s finally been removed… mostly.

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