Christian University Wins Right to Ban LGBT Students

Some Christian colleges are constantly trying to limit the rights of LGBT students and teachers, but one school in Tennessee has reached a new low.

Carson-Newman University, a private Southern Baptist college, successfully filed a waiver granting the school an exemption to Title IX, which normally protects students against discrimination. The university can now legally ban any students whose “lifestyles” aren’t aligned with its values. This category includes, but isn’t limited to, LGBT students, students who have had abortions, pregnant students, and unwed parents.



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Elementary School Basketball Coach Joins Kids’ Prayer Circle Until Getting Called Out On It

See anything wrong with this picture?

That would be Morristown Elementary School basketball coach Scott Spahr standing with his fifth and sixth grade girls as they pray. Whether he asked them to do it or joined them in their own prayer circle doesn’t matter. His presence sends the message that Christians (and only Christians) are welcome on his team and a girl stands outside the circle at her own risk.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the District warning them about the problem and the Superintendent had no choice but to address it:

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Salon Writer Misrepresents Sam Harris and New Atheism… Again

Another week, another hand-wringing screed at Salon about New Atheists.

The headline this time declares “Sam Harris can’t be redeemed: Ben Carson, Noam Chomsky and the defining hypocrisy of the New Atheist movement,” and Ben Norton‘s article details what he sees as the “anti-religious fundamentalist” views of New Atheists.

Norton focuses on comments by Sam Harris, but he mentions Richard Dawkins, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Bill Maher as well; and from this rather small sampling of New Atheists, he decides that New Atheists are essentially just a bunch of anti-religious fanatics.

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A Toddler Acts as Faith Healer in This Indian Ministry

What do you do when you’re trying to promote your ministry to gullible people who may one day empty their wallets for you?

Simple. Get a cute kid to be your spokesperson.

That’s what Reverend Paul Dawson has done in Chennai (India) with the help of nearly-three-year-old Katelyn Christabel, who’s being cast as a faith-healer with all sorts of special Jesus-given powers:



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Single Cells, Single Cells…

Who needs “Jingle Bells” when you can sing “Single Cells” and learn some science along the way?



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