Illinois House Introduces Bill to Repeal Moment of Silence and Prayer

I’ve written before about how the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer time is back in Illinois. After several wasted “moments” in the classroom, some legislators are finally trying to put a stop to this nonsense. House Bill 0273 (HB0273) was introduced by Republican (!!!) Jim Durkin and has since picked up co-sponsors Karen May and [Read More...]

‘Repent Amarillo’ Leader Is Running for Mayor

Just so you’re aware, David Grisham Jr., the guy who runs Repent Amarillo, is running for mayor. Repent Amarillo and Grisham aim to deter promiscuity, homosexuality and non-Christian worship practices through confrontation and prayer, and their actions have sparked controversy, both locally and nationwide. Last September, while much of the nation was focused on a [Read More...]

Sandra Bickley and Kim Hansen Should Not Be Elected to the Fremont School District 79 School Board

When it’s happening in your neck of the woods — about 45 minutes north of Chicago — the “debate” about Creationism takes on a whole new level of seriousness. That’s why I’m paying special attention to the Fremont School District 79 school board elections. Here’s what you need to know: There are 4 candidates running [Read More...]

Is Protesting Useless?

Andrew Marin, a Christian who tries to bridge the gap between the church and the LGBT community, notes that a group of protestors in Illinois stood outside a Catholic church on Sunday to oppose the “anti-LGBT bigotry of the Catholic hierarchy.” They wanted equal rights in Illinois (the recently passed civil unions bill simply wasn’t [Read More...]

Military Chaplain: ‘It Must Have Been God’s Will for Her to Be Raped’

Several women are suing former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and current Secretary of Defense Robert Gates because of “the military’s repeated failures to take action in rape cases created a culture where violence against women was tolerated, violating the plaintiffs’ Constitutional rights.” The lawsuit can be read here (PDF). A reader pointed out one [Read More...]