Rabbis behind Jewish private school under investigation for not teaching secular subjects.

A group of Hasidic rabbis who formed a private school are upset over laws being enforced that say the school must actually teach secular subjects and, y’know, educate its students: Pray for us! That’s the message a leading Hasidic rabbi gave to his thousands of followers in response to the city Education Department’s investigation into [Read More…]

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Arkansas man wants to raise $23 million to overthrow the government. Wants bible taught instead of common core.

An Arkansas man by the name of Maverick Dean Bryan (yes, he’s really named Maverick) has had enough of kids being taught science and math in a fashion laid out by educational experts.  He thinks he knows better and is apparently willing to hang government officials in order to prove it: According to court documents, [Read More…]

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Samantha Bee goes to town on crisis pregnancy centers.

Man, the hucksters at crisis pregnancy centers are getting a lot of my time today.  At least this bit is amusing as well as depressing: As I said in my previous post: crisis pregnancy centers pretend to be a medical office, but are really just a propaganda rooms which try to convince women to not have abortions. [Read More…]

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Priest removed for molesting a teenager now heads a crisis pregnancy center.

In 2009 it was concluded by his Archdiocese in Detroit that Rev. Kenneth Kaucheck molested a 16 year-old girl.  He was subsequently removed from his positions within the Church: The Rev. Kenneth Kaucheck, 69, was banned from public ministry by the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2009 after church officials determined he had sexual misconduct in the 1970s with a 16-year-old girl he [Read More…]

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Mayor of Jackson, MS who said prayer would fix potholes releases PSA showing workers doing it.

Last year Tony Yarber, the mayor of Jackson, MS, was under pressure to fix the city’s, to put it nicely, shitty roads.  To much criticism, this is what Yarber posted to twitter at the time: Yes….I believe we can pray potholes away. Moses prayed and a sea opened up. #iseeya #itrustHim #prayerworks — Tony Yarber [Read More…]

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US spent $1.4 billion dollars to curb HIV in Africa by promoting abstinence. Shock: it didn’t work.

Well, here’s the headline that did the best at catching my attention today: But we really did: In the past 12 years, the U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion funding abstinence programs in Africa. They’re part of a larger program — called the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — aimed at stopping the [Read More…]

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President of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission: America is not a Christian nation.

Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission recently posted a video to facebook titled “Is America A Christian Nation?” Plot twist: he concludes that it isn’t: “If what you mean by that, is that a nation in which most of the people profess to be Christians, then, certainly, [Read More…]

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Update on the Jessieville, Arkansas story.

Hey guys, there are showings in the house today up til noon, so I’m trying to get the house spruced up and get out of it.  But here’s a real quick update on the Jessieville story. The school has responded to neither myself or the FFRF.  They have, however, taken down their facebook page entirely [Read More…]

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Arkansas school planning to bus students to a local church during school hours for National Day of Prayer.

Well, the morning happiness post is going to have to wait.  I woke up to see this screenshot in a facebook group I’m in for Arkansas freethinkers: Um, voluntary or not, that’s not legal.  Like, not even close to legal.  I checked the Jessieville School District’s page myself and this entry is still there as [Read More…]

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Study: atheists associated with death in most people’s minds.

Well here’s an unfortunate study: Atheists consistently rank among the lowest of the low in the court of American public opinion. Now, research suggests one reason why: Thinking about atheists reminds people of death. In fact, prompting people to think about atheism triggered death-related thoughts just as strongly as, well, directly prompting people to think [Read More…]

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