Publicly-Funded Charter School Invites Clergy Member to Deliver Sermon at Graduation

Hope Academy, a charter school in California that receives public funding, did something at their recent graduation ceremony that public schools like theirs aren’t allowed to do: They invited a pastor to deliver a sermon.

They didn’t even try to hide it; he wore a clerical collar onstage:

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Internal Investigation of Christian Leader Accused of Sexual Harassment Reveals He Did Not Act Criminally

Conservative Christian religious leader Bill Gothard stepped down from his ministry, Institute in Basic Life Principles, four months ago, after a recovery support group for former members detailed 34 women’s alleged experiences of sexual harassment.

This week, the ministry released a statement following up on the status of their fearless leader. The statement includes the following bit of brilliance:

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Religious Art with Modern Errors

Artist Nastya Nudnik adds common computer/Internet errors to famous paintings. And since a lot of famous paintings are religious in nature, the results are fantastic:

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Atheist Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Former Olympia Sports Supervisor for Workplace Harassment

Jason Rines, an atheist who used to work at Olympia Sports (in Maine), has filed a lawsuit against the company and his former supervisor Lori Brooks because, he says, she “discriminated against him and harassed him” because of his godlessness.

Beyond the proselytizing at work, Brooks even accused Rines of theft — because, you know, atheists are immoral:

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Deviating from Tradition, Spain’s New King is Coronated in a Secular Ceremony

You may have heard by now that Spain’s King Juan Carlos abdicated his throne after nearly 40 years in power, handing over the crown to his son, the new King Felipe VI.

The coronation ceremony for new kings and queens is traditionally Catholic — as are the majority of the Spanish people, at least nominally — but the last coronation took place before the country adopted a democratic Constitution. So, in an attempt to be inclusive of all people, King Felipe VI’s official ceremony was purely secular in nature:

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