UCLA’s Atheist Quarterback Makes Headlines By Wearing Anti-Trump Hat on a Trump-Owned Golf Course

Josh Rosen, one of the best college quarterbacks in the country, is coming off of a very successful freshman year with the UCLA Bruins.

He made some headlines yesterday when he posted a picture of himself playing at the Trump National Golf Club in California… wearing a hat that read “Fuck Trump”:


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Watch: Saudi-Arabia’s Top Soccer Goalie Had To Get an Impromptu Pro-Islam Haircut on the Sideline

Waleed Abdullah is a world-class soccer player who has for years defended the goal of Saudi Arabia’s national team. That record of service wasn’t quite enough for Saudi soccer officials at a recent home match in Riyadh, however. Abdullah was kept from entering the pitch due to his unacceptable haircut.

Almost invisible in the videos I’ve watched of the incident, he apparently sported the tiniest mohawk. Allah disapproves, Abdullah was told, and so two hastily summoned men with scissors set to work on the goalie’s hair, removing fractions of an inch (if that) of his already stubbly growth.


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Duck Dynasty Dad Opens NASCAR Race with Prayer That We “Put a Jesus Man in the White House”

Yesterday, in the most stereotypically Southern thing you’ll ever see in your life, Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson gave the opening prayer before NASCAR’s Duck Commander 500 race in Texas.

His invocation included a wish that a Christian man make his way into the White House:


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Years Later, the Cheerleaders Who Hoisted Bible Banners Are Still Part of an Ongoing Legal Debate

The story of the Kountze High School cheerleaders began in 2012 and still hasn’t ended, even though the students in question have almost all graduated.

If you need a quick refresher, these are the Texas cheerleaders who held up banners with Bible verses on them during football games. Critics argued that, since the cheerleaders were representing the school, they couldn’t promote religion while on the field.

I won’t rehash everything since it’s so convoluted, but you can read a longer version right here.

In any case, Emma Green, writing for The Atlantic, caught up with some of the cheerleaders to get their impressions of the case years later and to show how “religious freedom” battles aren’t limited to LGBT issues:

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Text Messages Reveal Religion’s Role in Why a High School Principal Hired a Certain Football Coach

In 2014, the head coach of the Mooresville High School football team in North Carolina, Hal Capps, was told he could no longer lead his players in prayer. It was illegal, and he faced a lawsuit from the Freedom From Religion Foundation if he kept it up. He promised to stop and some of the players vowed to keep the prayers going (as they had the right to do).


If you were going to hire Capps to be your school’s new football coach, then, surely the interview would involved asking him about his mistake. Could he respect church/state separation?

That’s not what Seneca High School (South Carolina) Principal Cliff Roberts asked. Instead, Roberts hired Capps earlier this year via a text message conversation that appeared to center around their mutual love of Christ.

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