Biblical Banner Hangs in Iowa Elementary School Classroom Until Parent Notifies Local News Station

It’s amazing how, after all the church/state separation cases we’ve seen in public schools, there are still teachers who would put up a sign like this in an elementary school classroom and not think it’d be a big deal:



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U.S. Military Command, Bereft of Its Senses, Sponsors Essay Contest To Pay Tribute To Dead Saudi Despot

Maybe we can’t blame General Martin E. Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has seen erstwhile U.S. presidents suck up to the Saudi royal family in ways whose unprincipled excess might nauseate the average citizen. I think we all remember George W. Bush holding hands with King Abdullah and kissing him.

Yesterday, President Obama landed in Saudi Arabia to pay his respects at the funeral of the king, who died five days ago.

Now Dempsey gets his own shot at glorifying the Saudi royals just like his bosses.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense University.

The king, who died Jan. 23 at age 90, oversaw the modernization of his country’s military during the time he spent as commander of the Saudi Arabian National Guard, a position he held from 1963 until he became king in 2005.



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Facebook Agrees to Censor Images of Muhammad to Comply with Turkish Law

A few weeks ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted a message in support of the free speech rights of the Charlie Hebdo staff:



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Socks Education

Because Mississippi law forbids sex education teachers from informing students how to properly use a condom, Sanford Johnson, the Deputy Director of Advocacy for a group called Mississippi First, found a brilliant workaround.

It involves a sock.



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Christians Were Offended By This Atheist Billboard Message?

Last week, I posted about a billboard in Riverside, California put up by the Inland Empire Coalition of Reason:

Turns out some locals were very unhappy by that message even though it was aimed at non-religious people:

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