This Indiana School District Just Admitted Illegally Promoting Christianity Many Times Over in a Local Newspaper

The Kokomo Tribune, based in Indiana, just ran an unbelievable story about a school district that infuses Christianity into damn near everything they do.

They claim they’re just living out their Christian values — which is legal — and not indoctrinating the students at all… but their actions say something very different.

Here’s a look at reporter Lauren Slagter‘s story about Eastern Howard School Corporation:

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Facebook Post Inadvertently Reveals Elementary School Concert Featuring Christian Prayer and Songs About Jesus

In December, Bells Elementary School in Tennessee held a concert that not only opened with Christian prayers, but included songs about Jesus. While Christian music is allowed in holiday concerts, it can’t be so predominant that a reasonable person would suspect the school is promoting Christianity. Whatever the boundary line is, the school clearly crossed it.

And the reason we know it?

People were bragging about it on Facebook:



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A Religious Memorial Honoring a Middle School Teacher is Altered After Atheists Point Out Constitutional Problems

In 2004, Ravenswood Middle School (West Virginia) teacher Joann Christy died in an accident. It was obviously devastating to the community and the school built a memorial in her honor.

The problem is that the memorial included several Christian crosses and images of angels:



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If You’re Going to Illegally Distribute Bibles to Fifth-Graders, You Probably Shouldn’t Brag About It on Facebook

Here’s an idea: Don’t distribute Bibles to children in public elementary schools.

Here’s another idea: Don’t brag about how you handed out bibles to children in public elementary schools on Facebook. And then tell people one of the principals personally helped you do it.

Jamison Faught, son of Oklahoma State Rep. George Faught, did just that and now the Freedom From Religion Foundation is on it:



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A Couple of Problems with FFRF’s Statement About the North Carolina Shooting

The Freedom From Religion Foundation released a statement this afternoon in response to last night’s tragic shooting of three Muslims by an atheist — which was over a parking dispute, as far as the news reports say, and not over their theological differences, though you wouldn’t know that based on how it’s being reported.

But there are a couple of aspects of FFRF’s press release that bother me and I wanted to explain them here.



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