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Chick-fil-A Doesn’t Follow This Airport’s “Rules,” but Christian Privilege Has Nothing To Do With It

If you own a restaurant or retail chain, then the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is a wonderful place to operate. There are lots of potential customers with plenty of down time and, as we all know from personal experience, you can charge about 2379423 times as much as you normally do.

So when Metropolitan Airports Commission made their pitch this week to business owners who may want one of the 50 available concession slots, they laid out the ground rules, one of which is that the shop must be open every day of the year. The airport doesn’t take a day off, so neither can they.

But Janet Moore of the Star Tribune points out the one exception to that rule: Chick-fil-A, the Christian-owned chain, doesn’t operate on Sundays. Even at the airport.



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After Decades of Prayer at Football Games, a Georgia School Will Try a Moment of Silence Instead

You won’t be surprised to learn that in Laurens County, Georgia, where the Sheriff’s Office had a religious poem on the website and a middle school teacher once told her students that President Obama is not a Christian and neither are their parents if they vote for him, there’s long been a problem with prayers at football games.



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Pat Robertson: Angels Communicate Telepathically in Heaven, So Knowing Multiple Languages Won’t Help

Your high school Spanish teacher lied to you: After you die, those foreign language skills will be useless! At least if you agree with Pat Robertson.

In response to a woman who claims to speak 26 languages and wants to know which ones will be useful in Heaven, Robertson said on The 700 Club that none of them will matter since the angels communicate through your mind:



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Even Locals Are Mad at California School Board Member Who Ranted Against Gay Marriage at Meeting

When a school board is sued over for illegally praying to Jesus at meetings, you’d think a lot of local Christians would be thrilled about it. They’ll say prayer is good, and any church/state separation group that opposes it is simply trying to persecute Christians.

We rarely see community members speak out against what the board is doing.

But that’s slowly changing in the Chino Valley Unified School District (in California). The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sued the Board for its promotion of religion, but it looks like locals are coming around to FFRF’s side… or at least they’re admitting the Board has crossed a line. Much of that stems from a July meeting when Vice President Andrew Cruz whined about marriage equality, invoked the Confederate Flag, argued that racism was over, complained about California’s recent mandatory vaccination laws… and basically did nothing that would help students.



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