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Bible cited as reason for kicking gay men out of public pool

Activists in Kentucky are planning a peaceful response after two gay men with developmental and intellectual disabilities were kicked out of a public pool. A maintenance technician reportedly cited the Bible while telling the two men they couldn’t swim at The Pavilion, a government-funded recreational facility in Hazard, Kentucky. “We…

Bible-only reading at US jail

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Department of Justice has filed a complaint against a South Carolina sheriff for letting one of his prisons bar inmates from reading anything but the Bible. In the complaint filed this week in a Charleston court, the Justice Department said requests by numerous inmates at…

Media Matters debunks Obama’s alleged Bible misquote

Fox News recently accused President Barack Obama of misquoting a passage from the Bible during his address this week at the National Prayer Breakfast. However, a liberal media watchdog group pointed out that Fox Nation failed to realize that ”there is more than one version of the Bible.” “Obama was quoting from…

Survey: Americans don’t know much about religion

Survey: Americans’ basic knowledge of religion, even their own, is lacking. A new survey of Americans’ knowledge of religion found that atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about major religions, while many respondents could not correctly give the most basic tenets of their…

Christine O’Donnell: School shootings caused by lack of Bible and prayer studies

The newest Republican nominee for US Senate has been called “nutty” by even Karl Rove – and yet another controversial statement from her past has appeared. Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell, who routed longtime Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) in the Delaware Republican primary Tuesday night, years ago claimed that school…

Muslim scholars convince S. African court to block Bible burning

A South African court has blocked a Muslim businessman’s plan to burn Bibles on Saturday in response to a Florida pastor’s threat to burn the Koran, the lawyer who brought the case said. The Johannesburg High Court issued an urgent interdict late Friday blocking Mohammed Vawda from burning Bibles at…

House Republicans: Bible doesn’t mean we need to care about foreigners

Shakespeare once wrote that “the devil can cite scripture for his purpose,” but it appears that some hardcore anti-immigration members of Congress can do the same. At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention testified in favor of comprehensive immigration reform…

Panel approves Bible classes for public schools

‘Angel sent down’ to put Bible on Kentucky school curriculum, legislator says A Kentucky state Senate committee has approved legislation allowing the Bible to be studied as a literary subject in public schools, a move that means the state will likely follow Tennessee, Texas and a handful of others in…

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