Last night, there was a public meeting at Kountze High School to discuss the religious banners used by cheerleaders to pump up the football team, like the ones below:
At Public Hearing Over Kountze High School Bible Banners, One Brave Atheist Woman Speaks Out Against Them
Here’s the setup: Patterson High School (a public school) was playing Parkview Baptist School in a division 3A second-round playoff basketball game in Louisiana. Obviously, both teams have a lot of pressure on them and fans on both sides want their schools to win. Lots of energy and tension in the air.
As you might expect, some of the fans from Patterson made signs to support their team. But the one that’s getting all the attention seems to be this one:
Where do you even start with a sign like that…? [Read more…]
Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas has said some amazing things in the past.
My grandfather recently died. He was old — 91 — and had Parkinson’s disease. His physical well-being had declined over the years and it had been hard to watch, especially because he was still very mentally sharp. My grandfather was a retired professor and one of the smartest people I’d ever known. He, like the [Read More…]