A Kentucky biology teacher showed students an astronomy video that she used to promote her Christian views in a public school.
The pre-AP biology teacher showed a one-minute video of the M51 Whirlpool Galaxy, which appears to show a cross at the center of it, to her class at Daviess County High School, reported the Friendly Atheist blog.
She then showed students a video of Pastor Louie Giglio preaching about the image, captured in 1992 by the Hubble telescope, which he said was proof of “Jesus everywhere.”
A student in the class recorded video of the teacher’s explicitly religious lesson, which went on through at least six minutes of Giglio’s sermon.
The teacher has apparently presented similar Christian-based lessons to her biology students at the public school, according to the student’s mother.
Another student identified the girl to the teacher, and said she had recorded the explicitly religious lesson.
The teacher asked the girl to delete the video, but she refused and posted it online.
The girl then reported the lesson to her vice principal, who told the student’s father that classroom recordings were prohibited.
The vice principal and Principal Matt Mason did not address the teacher’s religious instruction in the science classroom, so the family reached out to the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
The secular activist group wrote a letter to Superintendent Matt Robbins, saying the teacher often showed videos of church sermons to her biology classes.
The girl has been moved to another biology class while school officials investigate the claims.
‘Go look at President Trump’s Twitter’: Portland right-wing rally organizer claims ‘mission success’
The organizer of a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon claimed the event was a "success" after President Donald Trump attacked Portlandiers protesting the group.
"A confluence of protesters on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum merged on Portland’s waterfront Saturday in a tense but relatively uneventful face-off that brought national attention, including a tweet in the hours before the protest by President Trump decrying the city’s signature anti-fascist movement," the Oregonian reported Saturday.
When a similar right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed Heather Heyer, Trump argued there were "fine people" on both sides of the "Unite the Right" rally.
Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?
The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.
"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.
The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."
White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting
Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.
King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.
A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.
Rep. King was quickly mocked in the comments.
Here's some of what people were saying: