Florida Police Department Sued After Holding Christian Prayer Vigil to Fight Crime

A couple of months ago, Chief Greg Graham of the Ocala Police Department in Florida posted an unusual letter to the department’s Facebook page. Co-signed by community development director for the Ocala/Marion County Family YMCA Narvella Haynes, the letter called for public prayer to help stop crime:

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A Christian’s Letter to the Editor Discusses the Problem with Women in Elected Office

Willard C. Holt Sr. is very unhappy with the direction his county is going in, and he wrote a letter to the editor earlier this month which was published in The Newport Plain Talk. (Because writing a letter to a newspaper is how we solve all our problems these days.)

The only reason I mention it here is to point out that this guy is real. He exists and he holds these views.

He’s very upset, for example, that stores are allowed to sell alcohol:

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Former Yeshiva Student Highlights Educational Deficits of Many Hasidic Schools

A piece in the New York Times examines the work of Yeshiva graduate Naftuli Moster, in highlighting the educational shortcomings of many Hasidic schools in New York and pushing for enforcement of existing law regarding the curriculum requirements of non-profit schools.

Some New York City Jewish schools offer a full range of educational topics, secular as well as religious, but many of these schools keep non-religious studies to a bare minimum, particularly for boys (who are often pushed toward eventual Talmud study after graduation). Sometimes secular studies comprise less than two hours in a school-day:

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“Don’t Believe in God? You’re Not Alone!” Bus Ad Goes Up in Missoula, Montana

If you’re around Missoula, Montana over the next month, keep a eye out for this bus ad placed by the Missoula Area Secular Society:

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Hollywood Conservative Pat Dollard: “God Publicly Executed Michael Brown as a Gift To America”

How many friends and Twitter followers will documentary filmmaker and Christian conservative Patrick Dollard lose over this Ferguson tweet?

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