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5 completely insane things Christian fundamentalists are teaching their kids. Accelerated Christian Education is a fundamentalist school curriculum used in a claimed 6,000 schools and 145 countries.

5 completely insane things Christian fundamentalists are teaching their kids

Father and son plan to use the Bible to defend themselves against charges of raping a 13-year-old girl. Texas officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid. Televangelist: Christians Who Don’t Vote Trump Are ‘Guilty Of Murder’ Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters!

Televangelist: Christians Who Don’t Vote Trump Are ‘Guilty Of Murder’

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All of Texas’s State-Mandated Lies About Abortion. Women seeking an abortion in Texas are given a mandatory booklet with some ‘facts’ about the procedure—but the latest version is full of errors.

All of Texas’s State-Mandated Lies About Abortion

The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of a Texas anti-abortion law in late June, but the Lone Star state still has plenty of tricks left up its sleeve. First, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission quietly changed its rules to require that abortion providers bury or cremate fetal tissue instead of using standard medical waste disposal services. Miss. school district ordered to desegregate, ending 50-year battle. JACKSON, Miss. — A federal court has ordered the Cleveland, Miss., School District to merge its majority black secondary schools with historically white schools to end a five-decade legal battle to desegregate the city's schools.

Miss. school district ordered to desegregate, ending 50-year battle

U.S. District Judge Debra Brown rejected two alternatives the 3,700-student school district previously proposed as unconstitutional, agreeing with the Justice Department that the only way to achieve desegregation is to combine Cleveland’s high schools and middle schools. The system has 12 schools total. “Six decades after the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education declared that ‘separate but equal has no place’ in public schools, this decision serves as a reminder to districts that delaying desegregation obligations is both unacceptable and unconstitutional,” Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said in a statement. Horry County Schools transgender bathroom meeting explodes in conflict. Public schools are visiting Ken Ham’s Creation Museum.

Jeff Haynes/Getty Images Ken Ham, the Ayatollah of Appalachia and founder of Kentucky’s Creation Museum, is at the pulpit of Covington’s First Baptist Church in Louisiana.

Public schools are visiting Ken Ham’s Creation Museum.

Oklahoma House Repeals Church State Separation. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters!

Oklahoma House Repeals Church State Separation

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Do This! Don’t Do That! Can’t You Read the Signs?

Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. Kentucky Legislation Allows Discrimination Against Interracial Couples. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters!

Kentucky Legislation Allows Discrimination Against Interracial Couples

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A Former Planned Parenthood Employee Tweeted This List of "Acts of Terrorism" She Survived

In an email she wrote to Mic and in a blog post she wrote for the adult industry website Porn Valley Media (NSFW), adult performer Kora Peters alleged that Deen sexually assaulted her during two separate occasions. 80 percent of police force resigns after Missouri town elects first African-American mayor. Don't miss stories.

80 percent of police force resigns after Missouri town elects first African-American mayor

Follow Raw Story! Following the election of the town’s first African-American mayor, five of the six officers on a small Missouri town police force resigned en masse, reports KFVS. Former city clerk Tyrus Byrd was sworn in as mayor of Parma, Missouri on Tuesday only to find out that police officers, as well as the city attorney and a water treatment supervisor, had resigned before she took office. According to outgoing Mayor Randall Ramsey, who is stepping down after 37 years in town hall over two terms, the city employees gave no prior notice. Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History. By Judd Legum Posted on Share this: "Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Advanced Placement U.S. Alabama chief justice asks officials to defy gay marriage ruling. GULFPORT, Miss. — With same-sex marriages set to begin in Alabama on Monday, the state’s firebrand Supreme Court chief justice has ordered local officials to deny marriage licenses to gay couples.

Chief Justice Roy Moore issued a letter late Sunday advising probate judges – the county officials tasked with issuing marriage licenses — to follow state law rather than the ruling of a federal judge, who struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Those who violate his order would face a reprimand by the governor, Moore wrote in his letter.

Creationist Ken Ham Raised Enough Money After Bill Nye Debate to Build Noah's Ark. Georgia Teens Fight for Racially Integrated Prom Because It's 2013, for Chrissakes. My hometown is about 30 miles away from Wilcox. Its hardly the only school in these parts that has segregated proms. It works because there is a public prom and then a private prom. Technically everyone is invited to the public, school sponsored prom. Arkansas State Rep: 'If Slavery Were So God-Awful, Why Didn't Jesus Or Paul Condemn It?' By Aviva Shen on October 9, 2012 at 10:25 am. Gretna, Louisiana. The city of Gretna is the parish seat of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA. [2] [3] Gretna is on the west bank of the Mississippi River, just east and across the river from uptown New Orleans.

It is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,736 at the 2010 census.[4] History[edit] QaROY.png (1871×810) Platform of the Texas Republican Party. The Texas Republican Party announced its 2012 platform. Mo. Woman Dies In Jail After Hospital Arrest. Obama's Religion Still A Campaign Issue: Many Alabama, Mississippi Voters Believe President Is Muslim. Ask President Barack Obama about his religious affiliation, and he's a Christian. Ask Mississippi or Alabama voters, and you might find a different answer. The Dancing Boys Of Afghanistan. 2UGFh.jpg (JPEG Image, 2676 × 4041 pixels) - Scaled (5. Authorities: 11 children removed from Texas home were restrained, confined to dark bedroom - Crimesider.

Grandmother, stepmother charged in death of Ala. girl forced to run as punishment - Crimesider. This undated photo released by the Etowah County Sheriff's Dept. Joplin father’s beating of baby draws prison term. One Per Cent: FBI releases plans to monitor social networks. Jim Giles, consultant. Anti-gay bill and Rep. Richard Floyd's remarks draw fire in Nashville. Mississippi amendment on 'personhood' divides Christians. Ga’s farm-labor crisis playing out as planned. NOTE: This post includes substantial material published earlier on this blog.

Judge blocks parts of Texas abortion law on sonograms. Pregnant Women Who Lose Babies Face Criminal Charges In Mississippi, Alabama. South staggers from deadliest natural disaster since Katrina. Mississippi River flooding: After levee blast, threat shifts to Memphis. Statistics and the South. 9 Bills That Would Put Creationism in the Classroom.

Missouri Legislature Poised To Repeal Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Referendum. SB222 - Modifies the child labor laws.