I need for everybody on the Christian Right to get on the same page, please. Either we atheists are attacking you and taking away all of your rights and trying to re-shape America into the image of Satan (who, by the way, we also don’t even believe in because duh), or you feel fully justified in taking taxpayers’ money to teach very obvious lies.
It can’t be both. You can’t cry “religious oppresion!” one day while you send impressionable students off to learn that dinosaurs and people existed at the same time the next.
Supporters say bills to guarantee religious freedom in Mississippi public schools are meant to ensure students can talk about spiritual beliefs and aren’t deprived of their rights.
…It’s clear that advocates for the measure, especially those outside the Legislature, believe it would clear the way for student-led prayer before groups.
"People ask me if this is a step toward getting prayer back in schools. I think this is THE step to get prayer back in schools," said Paul Ott, who hosts religion-flavored radio and television programs about hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Because that’s what Mississippi needs, more Jesus in the class room. Clearly the politicians there have their priorities in the right place, because students need to feel comfortable enough to spread their indoctrination to other impressionable minds who don’t have an overbearing fairy-tale-teller waiting at home for them. They must find a way to make it OK for public prayer in schools.
I’m gonna do my best to keep this classy and not attack her personally for how her voice makes me want to take my own skin off and roll around in a bag of rocksalt because I know it will be less painful than listening to her talk. I also won’t address her awful topknot (Girl you knew were filming a video, would it hurt to do a quick blow dry or rollerset or something? The internet is FOREVER.)
Religion as a whole makes it a lot easier for some of those bad ones to find excuses for their behavior through obscure Bible versus. What’s that “love the sinner, hate the sin” that’s so popular? I feel the same way. Love the Christian, hate the establishment.
Can we talk about youth group please? More specifically, can we talk about youth group at white or interracial churches? Because that’s what I grew up in (in a crazy fundamentalist Seventh Day Adventisty sort of culty church no less) and Buzzfeed’s 33 Ways You Know You Were A Youth Group Kid is sparking so much nostalgia! I’m like ::thisclose:: to busting out my Jars of Clay CD or lifting the Lord’s name on high and shine-jesus-shine’ing all over Manhattan.
You can imagine with all of my teenage religious fervor, being a little baby gay came with a few hurdles, one of the biggest being how to tell the other kids at church that I was gay.