A New Lawsuit May Finally Result in the Removal of the 40-Foot ‘Peace Cross’ on Public Property

If you visit Bladensburg, Maryland, you’ll see a 40-foot-tall World War I memorial called “Peace Cross.” Not only is it clearly a Christian symbol, it’s on public property, maintained by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission:

In 2012, the American Humanist Association asked the Commission to take down he monument. It was perfectly fine to honor veterans, but not with a symbol that elevates one religion over all others and implies that only Christian soldiers fought in the war.

That complaint led to… nothing.

Which is why, yesterday, the AHA’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of three plaintiffs:

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How the Devil Takes His Cues From Cell Biology

Our souls are in terrible danger from demonic warfare that is is just like HIV, warns Andrée Seu Peterson, writing for WORLD Magazine.

An AIDS virus enters the body from outside and very purposefully looks for a T-cell (a white blood cell that should be minding the store against types like him) that is vulnerable. It finds an accommodating “receptor” on it and “attaches itself,” “tricking” the cell into thinking it is bringing nourishment, and then “gaining entry” and releasing its payload of destructive genetic information.

So where does Satan come in? It’s when churches no longer choose to (or dare to) discriminate against women who fall in love with women, and men who fall in love with men. That’s the non-microbiology equivalent of AIDS and cancer, says Peterson.

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‘Time For a New Inquisition’: President of Catholic Culture Website Proposes To Take Care of Criminal Clergy In-House

Over at Catholic Culture, founder and president Jeff Mirus thinks it’s time for a new Inquisition.

No, I’m not paraphrasing him or putting words in his mouth. See for yourself:

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After Long Battle to Form High School Atheist Group, Student Bows Out After ‘Numerous Threats’ and ‘Verbal Attacks’

Over the last month, I wrote a few posts about how administrators at Pisgah High School in Canton, North Carolina were refusing to allow the formation of an atheist club run by 15-year-old Kalei Wilson (pronounced KAY-lee). They caved in days later, presumably from all the bad publicity:

It took letters from both the Secular Student Alliance and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (along with the ACLU of North Carolina) to convince school officials to change their minds.

The last time I spoke to Kalei, she told me she would be meeting with her principal to discuss the process of forming the group. Nearly a dozen students had expressed interest in joining the club and a couple of faculty members told her they would be glad to sponsor it.

But that all came to a halt yesterday.

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Albert Mohler Warns Brigham Young University About the Dangers of Secularism

Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, gave a speech yesterday at Brigham Young University. Why would Chief Baptist speak to a group of Mormons?

Because, he explained, there’s a danger that affects all of them: Secularism!

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