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Kentucky public school allowing evangelicals to constantly harass non-Christian kids: mom

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A Stanton, KY mom named Heather Estes says her children are being bullied at school because they are not evangelical Christians like their classmates — and that adult school employees have joined in on the attacks.

Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist blog said that Estes is going public after watching her kids suffer through two years of constant harassment and bullying at Stanton Elementary School.

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On Tuesday, Estes shared her story with a private Facebook group for atheists. In it, she explained that the vast majority of children at Stanton Elementary attended a daily Christian service before school called The Upper Room.

Her children are perceived by their classmates as outsiders as a result and other kids have slammed tables into them and harassed them.

Estes said that when her son spoke to a teacher about the issue, the teacher said that he had to stand in front of the classroom and explain his beliefs.

“You’re going to have to stand up for yourself if you insist on being different,” said the teacher. “Historians agree that the Bible is the most historically accurate book of all time.”

“My children are asked every day, ‘do you believe in God? Why don’t you go?” Estes told Lexington, KY’s Channel 18. “He’s been told by teachers things like the atheists will be eaten by bears.”

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Trump is now feuding with Iran’s Supreme Leader on Twitter: ‘Make Iran Great Again!’

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President Donald Trump is now replying directly to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter.

I Friday, Khamenei tweeted a screenshot of a Trump tweet, with a message of his own.

"The villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie. If you are standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers," Khamenei posted.

"Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail," he added.

https://twitter.com/khamenei_ir/status/1218141834842660864

Trump retweeted the message, adding his own argument.

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Trump raises tensions in Virginia as local authorities fear Richmond gun rally could be the next Charlottesville

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President Donald Trump appeared to pour gasoline on a political fire in Virginia only days before a far-right protest that many are worried could result in violence.

Gun activists have been threatening civil war if the commonwealth's legislature enacts new gun safety legislation.

Right-wing militias sought to organize an armed action at the capitol, but Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency to prevent firearms on the grounds.

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Trump tells Iran that political leaders must use precise language: ‘He should be very careful with his words’

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President Donald Trump went after Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday.

For the first time in eight years, Khamenei led Friday prayers in Tehran, when he mocked "American clowns" in the Trump administration.

Trump took offense.

"The so-called 'Supreme Leader' of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe," Trump said, using scare quotes around Khamenei's title.

"Their economy is crashing, and their people are suffering," Trump said, apparently referring to the crippling sanctions he imposed.

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