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What Did PolitiFact Have to Say About Oregon Public School Students Missing Class to Learn About the Bible?
Last week, in a post titled “In Oregon, Students Are Skipping Math Class to Learn About the Bible,” I wrote about how there was a law in Oregon allowing students to ditch their public school classes for up to five hours a week in order to attend religious indoctrination classes.
In one case, a program called PREP4Kids even provided a shuttle to take kids from Banks Elementary School to Banks Community United Methodist Church.
For whatever reason, PolitiFact Oregon decided that what I wrote was a claim worth checking out — something to be dubbed anywhere from “True” to “Pants on Fire.”
The Unitarian Universalist Association is selling its headquarters and three other buildings in Beacon Hill, the toniest part of Boston, to move to much less stately digs in an “innovation district” on the city’s outskirts. The New York Times, under the headline “Denominations Downsizing and Selling Assets in More Secular Era,” reports that that kind of thing has been happening all over.