I Guess CNN Means Jesus is One of the More Recent Fairy Tales

The other day, CNN published an article about how fairy tales might be older than we think. While they grew in popularity in the 1800s, they may have actually spread thousands of years earlier (but never written down).

But reader Daryl noticed an interesting teaser for the story on CNN’s front page:

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Tennessee School Board Votes Unanimously to Remove Christian Flag from Meeting Space

For some reason, the Unicoi County Schools Board of Education (in Tennessee) had a Christian flag hoisted during their meetings, and no one paid much attention until the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent them a letter about it.

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Darrell Trigg, the Sole Candidate for the Christian Party, Has Been Charged with Stalking His Ex-Wife

Darrell Trigg is the Presidential candidate for the Christian Party — a party that I’m pretty sure has a total membership of one — and his platform is a mish-mash of right-wing talking points.

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He wants to eradicate separation of church and state, bring mandatory prayer back to public schools, stop any legal recognition of homosexuality, increase the drinking age to 25, and ban nudity and bad language on television.

And then you get to the part about how he would protect marriage:

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Oklahoma Legislator Introduces Yet Another Bill to Permit Teaching of Creationism in Public Schools

Oklahoma State Senator Josh Brecheen has been trying since 2010 to push Creationism into the state’s public schools, and his latest attempt, SB 1322, hides its true intentions by calling for the creation of the “Oklahoma Science Education Act.”

It’s a Science Education Act that would miseducate students about science.

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Here’s what the bill, which was introduced yesterday, says:

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Saudi Top Cleric Claims That Chess Is the Devil’s Game

We all know that for mere mortals, seeing more than four or five moves ahead in chess is devilishly difficult. Now we find that in Saudi Arabia, chess is actually the work of the devil.

Is it because the queens aren’t dressed in burqas? No, but the real reason is just as kooky. Worried sick by the sneaking suspicion that somewhere in the kingdom, smart people might be enjoying themselves,

Saudi Arabia’s top cleric has declared the playing of chess “forbidden,” calling it a waste of time and money that creates hatred between players.

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