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Atheist mom threatened over complaints about ‘Bible Man’ visits to Tennessee public school

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A Tennessee mom said she and her child have been threatened after they complained about “Bible Man” visits to her son’s school.

The Christian-themed superhero character played by Horace Turner has been visiting Grundy County schools for nearly 40 years, but the atheist mom contacted a national secular group over her concerns, reported WRCB-TV.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter on behalf of the woman, who asked to remain anonymous in news reports, questioning the constitutionality of the in-school visits.

While some Christian evangelizers come as wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing, this wolf comes dressed as a wolf,” the group said in a letter. “’Bible Man’s’ overtly religious and proselytizing messages are explicit.”

Turner leads students in Bible readings, sets up “baby Jesus” displays at school, preaches in sermons that “Jesus died on the cross for our sins,” and distributes religious literature, the group said.

He has also spoken at schools in Alabama, but Tennessee state officials recently promised to end Turner’s visits to elementary schools.

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The Grundy County mother said her son, who is an atheist like his parents, was not initially aware the lessons were optional.

“As he got older, it bothered him that he had to sit through this because it’s not his religion,” his mother said.

The school district suspended Bible Man’s visits for now, although administrators hope he will return on a “club schedule” – which would allow students to choose whether to participate.

“I believe the perception was that we’re trying to get rid of him, and that was not the perception we wanted to present,” said Willie Childers, the interim superintendent.

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The atheist mother said she has received threats involving her son on Facebook, including a photo of a burning house.

“We don’t want people to be mad — we just want people to make sure there’s an alternative something for the kids to do,” she said.

“We just can’t get over how much hate there is in their loving, Christian hearts,” she added.

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Trump ‘will not leave his office if he narrowly loses in 2020’: Conservative columnist issues dire warning

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President Donald Trump will fight to remain in power regardless of the outcome if the 2020 election is close, a conservative columnist warned on Saturday.

Andrew Sullivan blasted Trump in New York magazine, honing in on the commander-in-chief's lying.

"For Trump, lying is central to his disturbed psyche, and to his success. The brazenness of it unbalances and stupefies sane and adjusted people, thereby constantly giving him an edge and a little breathing space while we try to absorb it, during which he proceeds to the next lie," he wrote.

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‘Veto the Cheato’: Americans gathered nationwide for #ImpeachTrump rallies

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Frustrated Americans on Saturday attended #ImpeachTrump rallies from coast-to-coast.

The rallies were organized by MoveOn, Indivisible, Democracy for America, the Women's March, Credo and other progressive organizations.

Over 140 events were held nationwide.

[caption id="attachment_1513038" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Map of #ImpeachTrump rallies in the contiguous United States.[/caption]

Many attendees took the time to create hand-made protest signs, while others held printed banners.

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Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt

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The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi "terminated immediately" an employee after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.

When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."

A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."

A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.

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