Illinois Lawmakers Consider Bill Allowing Group Prayer in School. (Isn’t That Already Legal? Yes. Yes It Is)

Illinois lawmakers introduced legislation several years ago to give public school students time to pray in school. To keep it legal, it was eventually called the “Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act.” It’s useless legislation, of course, since students can pray whenever they’d like. But if you wanted to get prayer in school, this was a legal backdoor approach.

Earlier this year, State Rep. Mary E. Flowers (below) introduced an amendment to that law — because I guess silence isn’t enough — which would allow for group prayer. That bill is now picking up co-sponsors left and right and heading for a vote very soon.



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Ken Ham: Climate Change Would Be “Startling” if Earth Were Millions of Years Old, But It’s Not, So Don’t Worry!

It’s always unnerving to hear Ken Ham admit the reality of climate change. But then he keeps talking and everything goes back to normal.

In his latest brain dropping, he goes after his critics:

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Atheist Delivers Invocation at Lenoir City Council Meeting in Tennessee

Last night, an atheist delivered the invocation before a meeting of the Lenoir City Council:



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Utah’s Pro-Life Governor Signs Bill Approving Firing Squads for Death Row Inmates if Lethal Drugs Are Unavailable

In 2010, Utah Governor Gary Herbert (below) signed a bill charging women who arranged for an illegal abortion with “criminal homicide.” In 2012, he got behind a law requiring women to wait an unnecessary 72 hours before getting an abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice America calls him “anti-choice” while giving the whole state an “F” grade for its stances on abortion-related issues.

So look at what Governor Pro-Life did today:

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Pickens County School Board Will Vote Tonight to Bring Prayer Back to Their Meetings

***Update***: The vote was 3 for, 3 against, and 1 abstention… so the prayer policy will *not* change. That is to say meetings will not open with sectarian invocations. Hallelujah! … I thought this issue had been put to rest already… but I guess not. Last September, the Pickens County Board of Trustees in South [Read More…]