The City of Lake Elsinore Voted to Build a Monument Honoring Christian Soldiers and Now They’re Getting Sued

In April of last year, the City Council of Lake Elsinore, California talked about how nice it would be to honor local veterans with a monument. $50,000 was budgeted for the project and all the designs they considered in the following weeks seemed fairly typical for such a monument. They included the American flag, a bald eagle, the city’s crest, military branches’ emblems, etc.

In July, Mayor Pro Tem (i.e. vice mayor) Daryl Hickman suggested the monument be placed, not in the courtyard of City Hall, but near the entrance of Diamond Stadium, a city-owned minor league baseball stadium. The City Council agreed to the change and moved forward with a plan to build a redesigned monument… but the design that was eventually put forward in October featured a soldier kneeling in front of a Christian cross:

There were several objections from people who attended the October meeting, but Hickson saw no problem (PDF) with the proposal:

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Rep. Steve King: If You Apologize for a Mistake and Ask for Forgiveness, Then We Live in a Christian Nation

If that headline didn’t make sense, it’s because Rep. Steve King (R-IA) didn’t make any sense either.

In an interview with WorldNetDaily, King explained that he once proved to Alan Colmes that America was a Christian nation.

His proof? Well… just watch:

Got all that? Because we expect that a man who accidentally runs over his neighbor’s dog would apologize to his neighbor and ask for forgiveness, that makes us a Christian nation. Somehow.

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Louisiana Politician’s Bill to Force Students to Recite Lord’s Prayer Gets Gutted and May Now Become Law

About two months ago, Katrina R. Jackson, a Democrat from Louisiana, tried to pass awful legislation that would have all the state’s elementary and high schools reciting the Lord’s Prayer.

House Bill 660 said those recitations would be “voluntary” in the sense that you wouldn’t be punished by the administration for not joining in… but ignored the fact that most students would be pressured by their peers to join in with the majority.

Jackson went on to say that “these exercises [were] not meant to influence an individual’s personal religious beliefs in any manner” and saying the Lord’s Prayer would help students learn about “America’s great freedoms, including the freedom of religion…”

It made no sense and was rightfully hammered in the media.

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Jane Lynch and Jordan Peele Promote Church/State Separation in New Music Video

Glee‘s Jane Lynch (who recently told TMZ she was “kind of an atheist”) and comedian Jordan Peele (of Key & Peele) just lent their support to a music video promoting the idea of church/state separation:

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So That’s Why Michele Bachmann Isn’t Seeking Reelection…

According to Bachmann, God spoke to her directly after many days of intense prayer and ultimately told the exiting Congresswoman that there is no reason she should only make $174,000 per year when she could easily earn up to eight times that amount in the private sector.

“God also wants me to make a lot of money on the speaking circuit,” Bachmann added.

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