Oklahoma Legislators Are Furious That Students Can’t Pray at Athletic Events, Even Though They Can

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA), which sanctions high school sports in the state, has an obligation to follow the law — as you would expect.

More than two decades ago, the OSSAA Board of Directors approved a policy that basically said they’ll abide by the Supreme Court decision in Lee v. Weisman (1992), which said public schools couldn’t sponsor prayers over the public address system at sporting events.

Simple enough. They didn’t even have to approve such a policy (since it was law), but they did.

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Flint (Michigan) City Council Said Yes to Prayers at Meetings, and the Very First One Was Illegal

The last time we talked about the Flint, Michigan City Council, officials there were considering spreading Scientology in order to save the city. Not their fault. Someone made a proposal, so they were obligated to hear it even if they didn’t act on it.

On Monday night, though, the bad ideas were entirely their own.

Their attorney, Peter Bade, told them they were allowed to have invocations at meeting provided that (1) they didn’t say the prayers themselves and (2) that anyone who wanted to could deliver them. That’s all true, even if we don’t like it.

So what did the council do with that information?

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Springfield (MO) City Council Tables Plan to Put Up “In God We Trust” Sign in City Hall

A couple of weeks ago, Springfield (Missouri) City Council member Justin Burnett (below) proposed a resolution to put the words “In God We Trust” in city hall. Making this awful idea even worse was his admission that it had “nothing whatsoever to do with the establishment of religion.”

Sure…

But what else did you expect from someone whose schooling involved the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum?

Last night, at a city council meeting, faced with a lot of opposition, the council voted to table the motion for now:

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Mike Huckabee: We Don’t Need to Talk About Racism. We Just Need to Bring More People to Jesus

You thought there was a race problem in America?

Silly you. It’s been over for a long time. God solved it.

Just ask GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who explained all of this on Fox News Channel this morning:



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The Satanic Temple Just Sued Missouri in Federal Court Over Its 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Back in April, I wrote about “Mary,” a Missouri native who wanted an abortion but had to navigate an unnecessary obstacle.



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