Holy war: Louisiana students fight Christian indoctrination at public high school

Holy war: Louisiana students fight Christian indoctrination at public high school

David Ferguson A Baptist pastor and an evangelical Christian high school principal are fighting the ACLU and students over a pattern of intense Christian indoctrination at Airline High School, a public school in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. According to Slate, Pastor Mike Welch of Bistineau Baptist Church and Airline principal Jason Rowland are angrily retrenching after

Creepy Christian principal says sexist school dress codes help preserve girls’ virginity for their ‘one and only’

Creepy Christian principal says sexist school dress codes help preserve girls’ virginity for their ‘one and only’

Bethania Palma Markus A Christian high school principal is being criticized for an op-ed where he says dress codes imposed on young women help protect the “gift” of their virginity, which should be preserved for their “one and only.” The piece, published in MLive by Jim Bazen, principal of Plymouth Christian High School in Grand Rapids,

Discovery of molecular oxygen in comet tail forces rethink on how the solar system formed

Discovery of molecular oxygen in comet tail forces rethink on how the solar system formed

The Conversation Scientists have for the first time detected molecular oxygen (O2) in a comet’s coma, the cloud of gas surrounding it when it moves close to the sun. The discovery, which challenges our understanding of how the solar system formed, was made by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko . The

A pissed-off Trevor Noah opens a can of whoop-ass on the Iowa GOP — and it’s beautiful

A pissed-off Trevor Noah opens a can of whoop-ass on the Iowa GOP — and it’s beautiful

Arturo Garcia Daily Show host Trevor Noah lit into Iowa Republicans on Tuesday for denying the show access to their event featuring several GOP presidential candidates. “You don’t want people making fun of your terrible candidates and your ridiculous event,” Noah said to state party chair Jeff Kaufmann. “As far as I’m concerned, the Iowa

WATCH: Chomsky explains why progressives need to focus more on movements than candidates

WATCH: Chomsky explains why progressives need to focus more on movements than candidates

Arturo Garcia The closing minutes of Telesur host Abby Martin’s interview with Noam Chomsky last week provided a blueprint for progressives to follow after several setbacks on Tuesday. Martin asked the MIT professor and philosopher about grassroots involvement, which prompted Chomsky to mention Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) campaign for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. “He’s

Houston measure protecting LGBT workers from discrimination rejected by voters

Houston measure protecting LGBT workers from discrimination rejected by voters

Los Angeles Times

HOUSTON — Houston voters rejected a controversial measure Tuesday that would have barred discrimination against gays and transgender people in the wake of an 18-month battle that pitted advocates of gay rights against those who believed they were defending religious liberty. The vote had been expected to be close. But with about 30 percent of precincts…

Sanders perfectly draws link between the economy and rise in suicides among middle-age whites

Sanders perfectly draws link between the economy and rise in suicides among middle-age whites

Arturo Garcia Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said on Tuesday that the rising suicide rate among middle-aged white Americans can be traced back to the country’s economic issues. “When I talk about the collapse of the middle-class, that’s what I’m talking about,” he told MSNBC host Chris Hayes, adding, “What it tells you is that there are

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