A new bill from an Oklahoma state senator will protect public schools in the state from lawsuits by anti-Christian groups for teaching non-sectarian Bible classes.
Senator Kyle Loveless introduced Senate Bill 48 that will declare any school that offers a “religious elective” impervious to lawsuits. The bill will allow “no liability as a result of providing an elective course in the study of religion or the Bible.”
The senator explained to a local newspaper that he was spurred to introduce the bill after anti-Christianists attacked the Mustang School District that had planned to offer an elective about the history of the Bible.
“The district projected that there were going to be between 20-30 students interested in the elective. In actuality, 180 students signed up,” he said. “They were extremely disappointed in having the class canceled.”
“I don’t see anything wrong [with a provision] that gives local school districts the ability to study the historical aspects of the Bible. That’s my reasoning for the bill. It is not a forced class and this would not be a ‘Sunday School’ type course. We are not endorsing one religion over the other,” he continued.
He says that there’s no violation of church and state to teach about the history of a historical religious book.
A group of anti-Christianists is attacking a Christian Good News Club being held at an elementary school in New York with what they call the “Better News Club.”
“The organization was created first as an alternative to the Good News Club, a Christian evangelical group who enters public schools to proselytize to children and, according to their own materials, declares them all sinners in need of salvation,” the website for the group outlines.
The anti-Christianists say the Good News Club is “a form of psychological abuse, akin to telling small children they’re flawed or evil, and must subscribe to a dogma in order to avoid eternal punishment.”
Child Evangelism Fellowship sponsors the Good News Club meeting at Fairbanks Elementary School in Churchville, New York. The children in the Club must have permission of their parents to attend meetings.
“Our ministry is dedicated to helping children in 150 countries around the world to know God and learn from the Bible,” the group says on their permission slip.
“Listen, the message of the gospel, the teaching of the core Christian tenets of the Christian faith that have been taught for 2,000 years in the Bible is what we’re teaching,” CEF Vice President of Ministries Moises Esteves told local television station KOIN. “There’s nothing new here.”
The government of Kentucky has bowed to the demands of anti-Christianists who have been smearing the proposed Noah’s Ark theme park in the northern part of the state.
The state has withdrawn $18 million in tax incentives after multiple anti-Christian groups and organizations harassed legislators and officials claiming the park will promote religion in violation of the mythical separation of church and state.
Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis who is funding the $172.5 million dollar park is now considering a lawsuit against the state to challenge the decision. The preliminary approval for the state tax-incentive program would have allowed them to keep 25 percent of state sales tax collected at the park for 10 years.
It could have meant more than $18 million that could be used to develop the park.
“State tourism tax incentives cannot be used to fund religious indoctrination or otherwise be used to advance religion,” Tourism Secretary Bob Stewart noted in the letter saying the state will now deny the funds. “The use of state incentives in this way violates the separation of church and state provisions of the Constitution and is therefore impermissible.”
The state is demanding Answers in Genesis not allow only Christians to be hired for the park.
“If you insist on the newly imposed condition … it will amount to unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination and my client will have no choice but to seek redress in federal court,” AiG attorney James Parsons wrote to the state.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is at it again.
The group has threatened the town of Piedmont, Alabama over their Christmas parade.
The town had decided they wanted the parade’s theme to revolve around the true “reason for the season” and selected “Keep Christ In Christmas” as the parade’s theme. Immediately, the Christian-hating group fired off a letter to the mayor of the town claiming some unnamed resident complained about the theme.
The FFRF routinely claims unidentified people complain about things so they can advance their campaign to remove Christians from society.
The city had renamed their theme after the threat from the Christian-haters but residents participating in the parade took it upon themselves to proclaim Christ multiple times throughout the parade.
“If we stick together like this, all the good Christian people will stick together and lift up the name of Jesus Christ, and not let these athiests and the non-believers scare us like they do, it will be a better world,” attendee Harold Martin said.
“This anti-religious group that started all this stuff, I really believe this has backfired on them,” Mayor Baker said. “What has happened now is the city of Piedmont, great city to live in, great people, has rallied. They have caused our parade to be bigger and better with more emphasis placed on Christianity.”
The city reported the largest attendance ever for a Christmas parade.
A former porn star is using a fake religion created to mock Christians as an excuse to take a driver’s license photo with a colander on her head.
Jessica Steinhauser, who performed in adult films as “Asia Carrera”, brought a spaghetti strainer to a Utah Department of Motor Vehicles location, demanding she be allowed to wear it in her photo because she is a member of the “Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.”
The “church” was created when an anti-Christianist named Bobby Henderson created concept to mock Christians where he says he worships a “flying spaghetti monster” that no one could see.
Henderson and others who belong to his anti-Christian group claim it’s no different than Christians worshipping God.
The group celebrates blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. In one place on their website, they have a mockery of John 3:16 where they say “he boiled for your sins” and mark it “Spaghetti 3:16.”
Atheists and anti-Christianists in other states have been bringing a colander to their photos for official pictures as a way to mock and show their hatred for Christians.
A display at a playground in Newark, Delaware has been removed because some anti-Christianists threatened a lawsuit.
“Earlier this month, the city of Newark received a complaint regarding the playground equipment, which had been installed for some time, alleging that it was in violation of the establishment clause, citing numerous examples of case law,” a city spokesman told The Christian Post. “After review, our city solicitor advised that the display be removed, and the Parks and Recreation Department, acting on this advice, removed the display.”
The complain came from the anti-Christian group Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the local chapter Delaware Valley Americans United.
Janice Rael, vice president of the anti-Christian group, said that two anti-Christian grandparents didn’t want their grandchildren to possibly be exposed to anything related to the Bible.
The anti-Christian groups celebrated their removal of Christianity from that part of the public.
A Georgia school board has given into a group of anti-Christianists who demanded Bible verses be removed from a statue donated to the school.
The virulent anti-Christian group American Humanist Association sent a threatening letter to the school over a monument that was built in August and touched by the school’s football team on the way to the field. The monument has two Bible verses on it.
The school board voted unanimously to give into the anti-Christian group and remove the Bible references because the school’s attorney said it was likely they would lose a court challenge.
“Kirby told board members, in part, that the monument presented some legal problems in connection with the 1971 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lemon v. Kurtzman. The case produced the so-called ‘Lemon test,'” reported Jim Thompson of the Athens Banner-Herald.
“Kirby went on to tell the board that the issues raised by the Madison County High School monument were too similar to other court cases on the establishment clause to believe that the county’s situation might set a new legal precedent …”
The AHA celebrated the removal of Christianity from public.
Extremist anti-Christian groups are attacking the family who owns the Hobby Lobby chain of stores for their plans to open a Bible Museum in Washington, D.C.
In one case, a group calls them a “great threat” to America.
The family of Hobby Lobby President Steve Green plans to open the Museum of the Bible in 2017. The museum’s construction was announced shortly after the Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby could not be forced to provide four abortion causing drugs under the Affordable Care Act.
The Museum will have antique Bibles as well as educational areas about the Bible and its history.
“I think they (the Green family) are a great threat,” Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the anti-Christian Freedom From Religion Foundation, told The New York Times. “My instincts would tell me that they are choosing Washington, D.C. because they intend to influence Congress.”
A spokesman for the Museum of the Bible said that Washington, D.C. was chosen because it was the museum capital of the world and that studies showed they would have the best level of attendance in the nation’s capitol.
A member of the Arkansas State University football is standing up against an anti-Christianist who demanded a cross emblem on the team’s helmets remembering slain classmates be removed.
The cross emblem was used because both of the slain students, Markel Owens and Barry Weyer, were open and practicing Christians. The team thought that a cross was appropriate to fit both young men.
Jonesboro attorney Louis Nisenbaum decided that the team shouldn’t be able to honor their fallen classmates that way and sent a demand to the school.
“That is a clear violation of the Establishment Clause as a state endorsement of the Christian religion,” the anti-Christianist wrote. “Please advise whether you agree and whether ASU will continue this practice.”
The school then said they would remove the crosses even though they saw no legal grounds to require it to avoid litigation.
One football player, who is remaining anonymous out of fear of the wrath of anti-Christianists, has obtained legal assistance from the Liberty Institute to fight the decision.
“ASU’s actions in defacing the students’ memorial stickers to remove their religious viewpoint is illegal viewpoint discrimination against the students’ free speech. As these stickers were designed by and adopted by the students on their own, they constitute protected student speech,” the letter, written by Director of Strategic Litigation Hiram Sasser, stated. “Furthermore, ASU’s actions evince that hostility to religion that the Supreme Court has stated is a violation of the Establishment Clause.”
The Liberty Institute has demanded an answer by Wednesday as to whether or not the school will affirm the players have the right to voluntarily put the crosses on their helmets.
A cross that was placed on the helmets of Arkansas State University football helmets to remember two fallen classmates is being removed after anti-Christianists demanded they be removed.
The helmets had the initials of ASU player Markel Owens, who had been murdered in a January home invasion along with equipment manager Barry Weyer who died in a car accident this year.
“My job is to support our players and our coaches in their expression of any type of grief, and that’s what I was doing,” athletics director Terry Mohajir told USA Today Sports. “It is unfortunate, and I am disappointed. However, we’re also going to uphold whatever legal advice we got, and that’s what we did based on the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. That’s what we were told we needed to do. So that’s what we did.”
Jonesboro, Arkansas attorney Louis Nisenbaum is the man who wanted to prohibit the players from honoring their fallen classmates and make sure that the Christian emblem was removed from being seen in public.
The virulent anti-Christian group Freedom From Religion Foundation, which strives to remove Christians from society, called the move “great news.”