If you want to join the Air Cadet Organisation (in the UK), you will have to say this oath at your graduation ceremony:
I, Cadet [Full Name], hereby solemnly promise on my honour to serve my Unit loyally and to be faithful to my obligations as a member of the Air Training Corps. I further promise to be a good citizen and to do my duty to God and the Queen, my Country and my Flag.
From earlier today, Mark Driscoll remains as classy as ever, pretending the President isn’t a Christian.
Praying for our president, who today will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know.
— Mark Driscoll (@PastorMark) January 21, 2013
I can’t tell if that’s more or less demeaning than flat-out calling him a Muslim… [Read more...]
This weekend, the New York Times uncovered a popular, if ethically questionable, tax credit program gaining traction in Georgia. The program transforms state money into scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools — including many heavily religious schools where strict policies keep out LGBT students.
The program supposedly seeks to limit conflicts of church and state because the scholarship money is “collected and distributed” by nonprofit organizations rather than being directly funneled from the state to the schools.
The Southern Education Foundation counts that at least 115 religious schools in Georgia have “severe antigay policies,” with the actual number likely being much higher; public information about the scholarship program is limited by law, and oversight is minimal. [Read more...]
Former presidential contender Rick Santorum and the conservative Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins chatted this week on the radio program “Washington Watch” about the supposed moral decline of America.
And why are we in such bad shape?
You guessed it: Feminists, gays, and non-Christians are ruining the U.S. of A. [Read more...]