Texas High School Baseball Coach Allegedly Makes Players Attend Bible Study or Run an Extra 20 Minutes

We’re so used to hearing about high school football coaches illegally leading their teams in prayer, completely overstepping their bounds and putting students in the awkward position of joining in to avoid any consequences. But this story coming out of Texas is unique in just how far the district is going to push faith on the students.

Pittsburg High School baseball coach Tommy Stewart not only conducts a Bible study with his players after practice once a week, he punishes those who don’t attend with 20 minutes of running. There’s literally a consequence for not being Christian on his team.

According to a letter to the school district from the Freedom From Religion Foundation:

We further understand that Coach Stewart shows religious videos to his players, including the movie God’s Not Dead and videos from the Kingdom Man ministry series. Additionally, we understand that the team’s official practice uniforms have the bible quote “With GOD all things are possible” printed on them, from Matthew 19:26…

According to the person who informed FFRF of the problem, this is an issue for Christians, too:

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Before You Celebrate Easter, Check Out This Infographic Showing How the Gospels Got It All Wrong

Matt Barsotti created an updated version of his popular infographic from last year, reminding everyone celebrating Easter that they might want to do a little more research regarding the Gospels…



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14-Year-Old Secular Humanist Charged with Criminal Homicide in Her Mother’s Death

Earlier this year, Craig Stephen Hicks killed three Muslim students near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. One of the storylines that developed in the case was that Hicks was an atheist — his Facebook page featured a constant stream of atheist memes — even though there’s no evidence (then or now) that his religious beliefs had anything to do with his crime.

That’s why I’m bracing myself for what people are going to say about 14-year-old Jamie Silvonek.



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New York Boy Scouts Call BS on the BSA, Hiring a Gay Man Despite Ban on LGBT Adults

When the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay scouts in 2013, nobody busted out the rainbow flags and declared a cultural victory. That’s because in the same breath, the organization upheld its ban on LGBT adult scout leaders, essentially saying that a gay Boy Scout was “trustworthy, loyal and helpful” only until [Read More…]

Canadian Politician Quits Party and Becomes an Independent Following Backlash from His Anti-Evolution Rants

This week, Canadian MP James Lunney quit the Conservative party and became an Independent after claiming his party was guilty of “deliberate attempts to suppress a Christian world view.”

In an interview with the CBC’s Evan Solomon, Lunney (apparently not pronounced “looney”) gave a hilarious defense of his anti-science, anti-reality beliefs (beginning at 1:09:17):



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