Walmart and Amazon face backlash over Israeli soldier Halloween costume

Walmart and Amazon face backlash over Israeli soldier Halloween costume

International Business Times

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. EDT Oct. 27 — Wal-Mart has decided to pull its Israeli soldier costume for children and “Sheik Fagin Nose” from store shelves and its website. The decision was welcomed by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). “The costumes are very problematic, and offensive to many people. The Israeli forces are responsible for the continued…

Ben Carson believes the world was literally created in 6 days

Ben Carson believes the world was literally created in 6 days

International Business Times

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has long embraced his Christian beliefs, bringing praying into the operating room and the campaign trail. He was twice baptized under the Seventh-day Adventist faith, which he described in his book “Gifted Hands.” His religion has now become part of his presidential campaign after Republican front-runner Donald Trump attacked Carson’s faith as…

Justice Kennedy: Public officials who refuse to follow the law should resign

Justice Kennedy: Public officials who refuse to follow the law should resign

International Business Times

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who authored the Supreme Court’s landmark June ruling on marriage equality across the U.S., said that public officials should step down instead of doing something they saw as “morally wrong,” seeming to refer to Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, SFGate.com reported Tuesday. Davis had refused to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals on religious grounds…

Texas school district: Assignment teaching God is a myth was ‘ill-conceived’

Texas school district: Assignment teaching God is a myth was ‘ill-conceived’

Washington Times

Texas school district: Assignment teaching God is a myth was ‘ill-conceived’

A Texas school district is apologizing after complaints that a seventh-grade teacher gave students an assignment teaching that God is a myth. Jordan Wooley, a Methodist student at West Memorial Junior High School in Katy, said the assignment was to identify “factual claims, commonplace assertions and opinions.” She said she originally answered the statement “there is…