Actor and evangelist Kirk Cameron argued this week that a Maryland school board was wrong to remove Christian holidays from the vacation calendar because “education is inherently religious.”
Late last week, the conservative Education Action Group blamed Muslim parents for the board’s decision to remove all religious holidays rather than including one day from Ramadan on its schedule.
“Look, it’s Washington, D.C.,” Cameron told the hosts of Fox & Friends on Thursday. “I mean, we already know that this city had a reputation of being godless. And so, I think it makes sense to most Americans that if they’re going to take Christmas off the calendar, well, if the Grinch showed up actually in a city, it would probably be that city.”
The Christian actor insisted that Americans in the “heartland” still celebrated Christmas: “We give [our kids] presents and we say, ‘Merry Christmas.'”
“What do you think about the minority affecting the majority?” Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt wondered.
“Well, we’re talking about education, and I think problem is that education is inherently religious,” Cameron explained. “What is an education that doesn’t address ultimate questions like, who are we? Why are we here? What’s the meaning of life?”
“And so, if you try to pull religion or faith out of schools, you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place.”
In the end, Cameron said that he believed that “private education” was the only solution for America’s children.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Nov. 13, 2014.
Gov. Ron DeSantis still won’t reveal true COID-19 data — so things are probably much worse
Florida reached 213,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, as Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to encourage the state to reopen at all costs.
According to CNN's Randi Kaye, the numbers spell "trouble" for the state as it's GOP leaders are opting for a simplistic approach to reopening.
Just in the last 24 hours, they have had more than 1,600 people hospitalized for COVID," she cited. "In the last two weeks, the hospitalization haves gone up 90 percent. The ICU bed demand has gone up 86 percent, and the ventilator usage has gone up 127 percent. The governor is saying he's sending 100 nurses and 47 beds to Jackson Health because they need it so much. But at last check, we've noted that about 56 hospitals around the state have run out of ICU beds, which means they have no space for anyone who needs an ICU bed. This is really critical for Miami-Dade because they make up the 24 percent of the cases throughout the state, so they really need those hospital beds."
‘When the Supreme Court hands down the decision about Trump’s taxes – read page 185’: Maddow says of new book
The country is awaiting the ruling on whether President Donald Trump must disclose his financial information as part of New York investigations into fraud. In her Tuesday show, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow explained that she has been through Trump's niece's book from cover to cover and encouraged people to look at page 185, where Mary Trump details how she ended up speaking to the New York Times about the financial records of Trump and his father.
According to the story, Times reporter Suzanne Craig appeared at Mary Trump's door asking about the information. Mary explained that she didn't have any of the documents, but Craig suggested that their lawyer might.
Trump threatened to disown Don Jr if he joined the military: report
On MSNBC Tuesday, Rachel Maddow reported that Mary Trump's upcoming tell-all book claims that President Donald Trump threatened to disown his eldest son if he joined the military.
"Our Uncle Rob, Robert Trump, the president's younger brother, told us, quote, 'any of them could be disowned at any time,'" said Maddow. "'Donny' — meaning Donald Trump Jr. — 'was going to join the Army or some bullsh*t like that, and Donald and Ivana told him if he did, they'd disown him in a second.'"
"The president threatening to disown his son if he joined the military," added Maddow. "Casts a shadow, looms a little bit over what we understand about his bizarre relationship with the military and his perception of their — their role in his administration."