Tennessee Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia, has been called an "anti-Muslim bigot" by an advocacy group for introducing a bill that seeks to delay the teaching of religious doctrine in public schools until after 9th grade. The bill could be in response to parents complaining about Islamic indoctrination of their children.
"I think that probably the teaching that is going on right now in seventh, eighth grade is not age appropriate," Butt said, according to the Times Free Press. "They are not able to discern a lot of times whether its indoctrination or whether they're learning about what a religion teaches."
Parents from Williamson County, Maury County, and a number of other areas have apparently been complaining that their children are required to learn the Five Pillars of Islam in world history courses, which includes the Islamic conversion creed. more >>
Talk about an odd couple! While some may think that cats and dogs are always enemies, two furry, four-legged creatures in the Commonwealth of Virginia beg to differ.
Kumbali, an energetic cheetah cub raised in captivity, and Kago, an adopted Lab-mix puppy, both reside at the Metro Richmond Zoo.
At a young age, Kumbali had to be taken from his parents because of complications surrounding his growth and ability to get milk from his mother. more >>
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham has taken to Facebook to speak out against an atheist organization that is threatening to file a lawsuit against a Kentucky town if it fails to remove a cross from atop a community water tower, which is located on the campus of a private Christian university.
On Sept. 29, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation's largest atheist organization, sent an email to the mayor of Wilmore, Harold Rainwater, demanding that the town remove the Christian cross placed atop the water tower located on the campus of Asbury University, explaining that the cross creates the perception that the town officially endorses Christianity over other religions or no religion.
Although the water tower was originally built by the school, it is now owned and operated by the town and also has the town's name written across the side of the structure. Additionally, pictures of the water tower and the cross are posted to the town's official website. more >>
There are so many unsung heroes in our everyday life, people who do all the jobs and things the rest of us take for granted.
How would our society function without all the crossing-guards, janitors, truck drivers, and other blue-collar workers?
One of those unsung heroes is Mr. Patton, a custodian for at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. more >>
Students across the United States get to enjoy a day off school Monday in honor of the famed and mythical Renaissance Era explorer.
Columbus Day, an annual federal holiday named after Christopher Columbus, is a holiday that invokes ethnic pride for some and shameful historical memories for others.
Some, especially many in the Italian-American community, see it as a day of celebration honoring one of their most famous countrymen. more >>
"Folly" is a powerful word. Its meaning suggests a lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight. This sadly and characteristically communicates the costly undertaking resulting in the absurd and ruinous outcome of too many Christian schools.
Dr. Frank E. Gaebelein wrote so many years ago in The Pattern of God's Truth, "Christian education today has the one principle that can give learning a frame of reference spacious enough to comprehend all knowledge and dynamic enough to develop moral and spiritual maturity in the midst of a materialistic and violent age" (p 13).
This is true and worthy of complete acceptance! more >>