Texas School District Challenged for Allowing Crosses and Bible Verses in Classrooms and Selling Religious Shirts

How many church/state violations does one public school district need to make before even other Christians start saying they’ve gone too far…?

Well, let’s see what’s happening in the Mt Vernon Independent School District in Texas.

There are religious messages on the walls, like this one from Ronald Reagan:



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A Glowing Profile of a High School Football Coach Leads to Potential Lawsuit Over Church/State Violation

Last week, The Anniston Star newspaper ran a profile of Anniston High School football coach Eddie Bullock. It included this passage showing how he brought the team together after a tough loss:



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The IRS Must Revoke Non-Profit Status from This Church After Its Pastor Promoted Politicians from the Pulpit

Last week, I posted about how Legacy Church (in Albuquerque, New Mexico) gave parishioners sample ballots with highlighted names to take with them into voting booths this week — a clear violation of the law, since non-profits are not allowed to endorse political candidates:

It actually went beyond that, as you can see in the picture. The church handed out promotional cards for a few select candidates… just in case there was any doubt that they fully backed these politicians.

Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has taken action against the church, directly informing the IRS of their violations and urging the government to follow through on its promise to uphold the law and revoke the church’s non=profit status:

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Why Are Oklahoma Elementary School Students Taking Field Trips to a Zoo Run By Creationists?

If you run a public elementary school in Oklahoma that’s about 20 minutes away from the Tulsa Zoo, it would make perfect sense to schedule field trips there.

So why did the Skiatook Public Schools take children on multiple trips to the Safari Zoological Park nearly an hour away?

One difference between the two zoos is that SZP has a very unique mission:



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I Owe an Apology to the Freedom From Atheism Foundation, Though They’re Not Completely Off the Hook

The other day, I posted a video that tore apart a group called the “Freedom From Atheism Foundation.” I’ve had issues with some of the things they’d done in the past, so when I saw the video, it just seemed to fall in line with the thoughts I already had about the group. Because of that, I didn’t bother to check out the claims for myself… which is especially careless since I often tell other atheists to do the same thing.



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