Just days after the Texas State Board of Education decided to delay a vote to approve textbooks full of revisionist history, they went ahead and voted to approve them. It was a 10-5 vote down party lines. (You can guess which party the 10 belong to.)
Texas Board of Education Approves Textbooks That Say Moses Influenced the Writing of the Constitution
Freedom of religion in the United States doesn’t mean you may believe in anything or nothing. It only means that you’re free to choose between Christian denominations.
[T]he purpose of the First Amendment, as Justice Joseph Story declares in his monumental history of the Constitution, was only to protect the free exercise of the Christian faith and to prevent the selection and designation of one Christian denomination as the official church of the United States.
In other words, you can be any religion you want, as long as it’s Christianity. More importantly, the government may promote one faith over all others (three guesses which one they supposedly picked).
Military Suicide Prevention Training Includes This Solution: “Invite Jesus Into Whatever You’re Feeling”
Just a day after Congress held a hearing on “Religious Accommodations” in the military, during which four Christians talked about how rough they had it, there was a perfect example of how Christians take things too far.
During a suicide prevention training for the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, the battalion chaplain offered everyone explicitly biblical solutions with this handout which states that those who are suicidal should just “Invite Jesus into whatever you’re feeling.”
Yesterday, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on “Religious Accommodations in the Armed Services” — and Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation was one of the non-right-wing representatives on the panel.