International Healing Foundation Strikes Gold with School Project

After years of reporting meager income from operations of the International Healing Foundation, Richard Cohen reported over $600,000 in revenue on his 990 form for 2011. Most of that total - $540,000 - was revenue related to an IHF "special school project." See below:  The IHF website is silent about this project but it seems likely that this is the educational initiative Cohen described in his Fall 2007 newsletter. After lamenting what he considered to be school indoctrination relating … [Read more...]

AFA Deceives Parents About Mix It Up Day

On October 30, The Southern Poverty Law Center will partner with over two thousand schools to sponsor an event called Mix It Up day. From the Mix It Up website, the event is A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance a decade ago, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. In our surveys, students have identified the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn. So on one day – October 30 this school year – we … [Read more...]

Baptist minister justifies child abuse

This is disgusting. (via Good as You) Things are getting crazy. Dan Savage goes off on Christians, and this "minister," Sean Harris, justifies child abuse. As tempting as it is to get into the mudslinging, cooler heads need to step up and speak truth to both extremes. The pastor is now saying he "misspoke." He is also saying he was taken out of context. This is ridiculous since his own words were quoted and available on audio. He could say he regrets … [Read more...]

Golden Rule Pledge listed on StopBullying.gov; How about a Walk-In?

I noticed last week that the Golden Rule Pledge is now listed on the federal government's StopBullying.gov website. This government resource is managed by DHHS and contains a wealth of information for schools, parents and students to help curb bullying. I like it. Regarding the Golden Rule Pledge and the Days of Dialogue and Silence, I only know of one district where they may be observed together. All around, this year seems more quiet than any previous year. Of course, some … [Read more...]

Mike Huckabee endorses Bully

Color me surprised, but pleasantly so. Mike Huckabee, former GOP Presidential candidate and now FOX News host has endorsed the movie Bully. From the Huckabee's column in the Daily Beast: Bully is compelling. It’s not a pretty or pleasant story, but needs to be told.  The message is not a “horizontal” message of left vs. right; liberal vs. conservative; Democrat vs. Republican. It’s a “vertical” message that says we’ll either get better, or God forbid, we won’t learn … [Read more...]

Anoka-Hennepin School District Ends Silence Policy Toward Sexual Orientation

UPDATE - 2/14/12: The school board placed this information on their website about the change (scroll down to see the approved policy): The Anoka-Hennepin School District has a new policy designed to promote a respectful learning environment in which teachers facilitate student discussions of contentious topics in a balanced and impartial manner that encourages development of critical thinking and decision-making skills. "I believe this policy is the best thing for Anoka-Hennepin and for all … [Read more...]

Anoka-Hennepin featured in Rolling Stone expose on anti-gay bullying

I wrote about this district last year. Rolling Stone has a powerful article in their February 16, 2012 issue that is online here. Go read it. Now. The Parent's Action League (PAL) continues to be at the center of the problem, vilifying gays while they want the school to be silent on the subject. On their website, they write: Bullying of any kind, for any reason, towards any child must NOT be tolerated." Note: Respectfully disagreeing with a point of view or behavior is not … [Read more...]

Christians behaving badly

LivePrayer's Bill Keller really did not need to comment on a tragedy he knows nothing about, but he did. In a press release out today, Keller used the suicide of 15 year old Jamie Hubley to go on a rant about gays. Keller blames the victim, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres for the suicide, assuming that the boy was in distress because he had come out as gay. Last Friday, a 15-year-old Ottawa boy Jamie Hubley, committed suicide after documenting his hardships of being … [Read more...]


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