Tazewell (VA) School Board Members Think It’s Okay to Have Pastors Deliver Invocations at Meetings

The Tazewell County School Board in Virginia used to begin their meetings with prayer, which we all know is absolutely illegal.

But you’ll be happy to know they’re ending that practice after realizing that it violates the law.

Instead, they’ll just invite local pastors to deliver the prayers, not realizing that’s still a big problem.



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Oklahoma State Capitol Will Be Home to a Rainbow-Colored Festivus Pole

Continuing his plan to install rainbow-colored Festivus poles across the country, Florida activist Chaz Stevens just got approval to put one up in the Oklahoma Capitol.

That would be the same place where a Ten Commandments monument got taken down a couple of months ago following a years-long legal battle.



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Florida Legislators Want to Make it Harder for Students to Remain Seated During the Pledge

A couple of months ago, the superintendent of Florida’s Santa Rosa County District Schools was upset after students were reminded — through signs on classroom walls — that they didn’t have to stand up during the Pledge of Allegiance. In his mind, forced recitation of the Pledge was both patriotic and a requirement in state law.

He was wrong on both counts.

Saying the Pledge is optional and no student can be punished for refusing to participate. As I said before, the students who choose to remain seated may even be more patriotic because they know it’s wrong to force people to say we’re a nation “Under God” or that we have “justice for all” when that’s just not true in practice.

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Wheaton College Suspends Professor for Saying Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God

A Christian professor at Wheaton College has been suspended, and now faces review, for one of the most ridiculous offenses imaginable: saying that Christians and Muslims worship the same god.

Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at the private religious school, decided to don a hijab in order to show solidarity with Muslim Americans.



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A Run-Down Church in Spain Just Became a Beautiful Indoor Skate Park

What do you do with a hundred-year-old Spanish church that’s no longer in use?

You do some fundraising, get Red Bull involved, and turn it into a large, beautiful skate park:



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