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  • Christian students censored at Nashville-area school

    04/24/2009 2:23:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 755+ views
    ONE NEWS ^ | 4/23/2009 7:00:00 AM | Pete Chagnon - OneNewsNow
    The Alliance Defense Fund has filed a lawsuit on behalf of students and parents against the Wilson County School Board in Tennessee. Lakeview Elementary School students wanted to display posters that referenced God and prayer, but school officials said they had to cover up those references before the posters could be displayed. The posters were hand-drawn by students and announced voluntary activities such as the "See You at the Pole" prayer event. Nate Kellum is with the Alliance Defense Fund. "Well, Christian students shouldn't be censored just for expressing their beliefs. They do not check their constitutional rights upon stepping...
  • Students disciplined for praying can sue

    04/10/2009 6:30:59 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies · 631+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4-10-09 | Bob Egelko
    ALAMEDA -- Two students who were threatened with suspension at the College of Alameda after one of them prayed with an ailing teacher in a faculty office can sue the community college district for allegedly violating their freedom of speech, a federal judge has ruled.
  • Expulsion threatened over prayer for sick teacher

    04/10/2009 3:40:33 AM PDT · by Man50D · 21 replies · 1,156+ views ^ | April 09, 2009
    Attorneys representing two students who have been threatened with expulsion by a California college because of a prayer for a sick professor say a federal judge has refused the school's efforts to have the case dismissed. "It's outrageous," said Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, which is working on the case brought by students Kandy Kyriacou and Ojoma Omaga of the College of Alameda in Alameda, near Oakland. "Since when does praying for a sick teacher to get well – with her consent – earn a suspension? This is not just a constitutional violation; it is a complete...
  • Christian law group loses fight with Hastings

    03/17/2009 7:14:24 PM PDT · by thecodont · 23 replies · 926+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    (03-17) 16:51 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- UC Hastings College of the Law can deny recognition and funding to a Christian student group because it excludes gays, lesbians and non-Christians, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The San Francisco law school is entitled to require official student organizations to "accept all comers as members, even if those individuals disagree with the mission of the group," the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. It said the school's policy is "viewpoint-neutral" and does not violate the rights of theChristian Legal Society. The brief ruling cited the court's decision last year allowing a...
  • University Opens Off-Campus Range For Student Use

    02/21/2009 7:21:40 AM PST · by epow · 24 replies · 817+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 2/20/09 | STAFF
    Kudos to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where it was recently announced that students will be allowed to use the university's off-campus firearm ranges to shoot. The two ranges, used primarily to train the university's police officers, will permit the use of rifles, shotguns, and handguns during designated shooting hours. "I am a firm believer in using all of the university's assets to benefit students and to enhance the student experience at LU," said Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. "Recently, we have had students asking for a place to target shoot, so it made perfect sense to open the range to...
  • Student Sues, Says Prof Called Him a "Fascist Bastard"

    02/16/2009 3:50:13 PM PST · by bryan999 · 83 replies · 2,576+ views
    A student is suing Los Angeles City College over an incident in which a professor refused to let him finish a speech against gay marriage, according to the Los Angeles Times. Student Jonathan Lopez told the Times that the professor, John Matteson, called him a "fascist bastard" and refused to let him finish his speech during a public speaking class last November, weeks after California voters approved Proposition 8 banning gay marriage. Lopez also said the teacher threatened to have him expelled when he complained to college authorities.
  • Christian College Student Sues California College for Violation of Free Speech Rights

    02/16/2009 4:27:20 PM PST · by tcg · 17 replies · 1,271+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/17/09 | Randy Sly
    In November, 2008 California voters again overturned Proposition 8 which attempted to grant a legal equivalency between homosexual 'marriage' and marriage as between a man and a woman. A few weeks later, Jonathan Lopez did the same thing during a classroom presentation in his public speaking class at Los Angeles City College. He defended his opposition to homosexual "marriage" and gave reasons for his support of marriage as only properly between one man and one woman. Reportedly, Lopez’s Professor abruptly stopped him, calling him a “fascist bastard” in front of the class and then prohibited him from finishing his speech....
  • College sued over speech against gay marriage

    02/16/2009 1:47:09 PM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1,388+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2009
    A college student has filed a lawsuit saying a public speaking professor berated him in class for making a speech opposing same-sex marriage. In the federal court suit filed last week, student Jonathan Lopez said that midway through his speech, when he quoted a dictionary definition of marriage and recited a pair of Bible verses, professor John Matteson cut him off and would not allow him to finish. He said Matteson also called him a "fascist bastard." A student evaluation form included with the lawsuit lacks a score for Lopez's speech, and reads "ask God what your grade is." In...
  • Pro-marriage speech garners professor's profane wrath

    02/16/2009 9:17:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies · 1,847+ views
    One News Now ^ | 2/16/2009 | Charlie Butts and Jody Brown
    After being called a "fascist" by his professor, a Christian California student has filed suit against his college for violations of his free-speech rights.
  • DeMint Fights Against Religious Discrimination in Stimulus Bill (VIDEO)

    02/08/2009 11:03:40 AM PST · by shielagolden · 5 replies · 538+ views ^ | 02/08/09 | Sen. Jim DeMint
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) speaks on the floor about his amendment that would strike language permitting religious discrimination
  • Anti-faith language remains in stimulus package

    02/07/2009 10:48:08 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 8 replies · 683+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2/7/2009 | Charlie Butts
    The U.S. Senate has taken action that could mean a legal battle royal over the stimulus bill. The Senate rejected an amendment offered by Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) that would have stripped language from the stimulus bill that would force colleges and universities to throw religious clubs off campus if the schools receive federal funds. (See earlier article) Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law & Justice had this reaction. "Well, not only is it disappointing, it's almost a throwback to litigation that we conducted in the 1980s that we won unanimously at the Supreme Court," he says....
  • Republican Senator Proposes Amendment to Overturn Ban on Cash for Schools Hosting Faith Forums

    02/05/2009 2:09:34 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 745+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2009-02-05
    Republican Sen. Jim DeMint proposed an amendment Thursday to overturn a provision in the stimulus bill that prohibits renovation funding for schools that allow religious worship in their facilities. BY CRISTINA CORBIN Republican Sen. Jim DeMint proposed an amendment Thursday to kill a provision in the Senate stimulus bill that prohibits renovation money for schools that allow religious groups to meet on campus. DeMint proposed the amendment after the provision was passed in the Democratic-controlled House despite unanimous Republican opposition. The amendment is expected to be voted on Thursday, an aide to the senator told DeMint and others who...
  • Stimulus Bill Would Discriminate Against Religious Activity on Campus, Conservative Groups Say

    02/05/2009 3:54:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 492+ views
    CNS ^ | Thursday, February 05, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    ( – President Obama’s economic stimulus bill would forbid colleges -- both religious and secular -- from receiving stimulus funds to improve facilities that are used for religious purposes. The provision is found in the Higher Education Modernization, Renovation and Repair section (Sec. 9302) of both the House and Senate versions of the bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. According to the provision, none of funds of the $6 billion allotted to the renovation, modernization, or repair of college buildings may be used for facilities “(i) used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or school department of divinity;...
  • College Football Star Sports 'John 3:16' in Championship Game

    01/10/2009 10:59:31 AM PST · by rhema · 40 replies · 1,777+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Jan. 09, 2009 | Kenneth Chan
    NCAA football star Tim Tebow helped bring the spotlight to his team and his faith Thursday night, leading No. 1 Florida to a 24-14 win over No. 2 Oklahoma for the BCS championship. The Gators quarterback ran 22 times for 109 yards and completed 18 of 30 passes for 231 yards. Other numbers for that night? 3 and 16. John 3:16, that is. As he has done throughout the season, Tebow used his black under-eye markings Thursday night to share Scripture, this time donning the most popular Bible verse in America. For many, the reference was simply a personal form...
  • Florida beats Oklahoma 24 -14

    01/08/2009 8:46:32 PM PST · by navysealdad · 64 replies · 1,979+ views
    Tim Tebow took over for Florida and the top-ranked Gators grabbed a 14-7 lead over No. 2 Oklahoma after three quarters at the BCS national championship game Thursday night. With two Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks and offenses that combined to average 99 points per game in the regular season, the Gators and Sooners were expected to trade scores most of the night at Dolphin Stadium. But the defenses came up with most of the biggest plays in the first 30 minutes, and Tebow was the show in the third and forth quarter. Florida wins 24- 14.
  • Father Raymond J. De Souza: Tim Tebow, Superman's hero

    01/08/2009 6:35:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 12,634+ views
    National Post ^ | January 08, 2009 | Father Raymond J. De Souza
    Tonight in Miami, the Oklahoma Sooners and Florida Gators will play for the American college football championship. If Florida wins, it will be due to the play of quarterback Tim Tebow. He is arguably the best player in college football, and, more than that, an important cultural phenomenon. In 2007, Tebow was the first sophomore ever to win the Heisman Trophy, awarded to the most valuable collegiate football player in the nation. He was a runner-up this year for the Heisman; the winner was Sam Bradford, the Oklahoma quarterback who will face Tebow tonight. In only three years of college...
  • Christians called to mass exodus from public schools

    01/02/2009 2:45:20 PM PST · by IbJensen · 76 replies · 1,488+ views
    One News Now ^ | 1/2/2009 | Pete Chagnon
    Critics of America's public school system have launched a new effort highlighting the need for Christians to exit the system. The initiative -- dubbed The Call to Dunkirk was launched by Dr. Bruce Shortt, author of The Harsh Truth About Public Schools; Rev. Voddie Baucham, author of Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God; and the founder and director of the Exodus Mandate Project, retired U.S. Army Chaplain Lt. Col. E. Ray Moore. Moore explains the proposal. "The Call to Dunkirk is a special emergency effort to try to get other...
  • 7 students suspended for refusing anti-Christian class

    12/20/2008 10:01:53 AM PST · by gscc · 27 replies · 1,231+ views ^ | December 20, 2008 | WorldNetDaily
    Seven Christian students in Quebec have been handed suspensions in the last few days – and could face expulsions – for refusing to participate in a new mandatory Ethics and Religious Culture course that, according to a critic, is a "superficial mishmash of trendy theoretical platitudes" with the goal of convincing children that "all religions – including pagan animism and cults – are equally 'true.'"
  • Dad links son's suicide to 'The God Delusion'

    12/07/2008 8:52:29 AM PST · by Soothesayer · 107 replies · 3,011+ views
    worldnetdaily ^ | November 20, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    A New York man is linking the suicide of his 22-year-old son, a military veteran who had bright prospects in college, to the anti-Christian book "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins after a college professor challenged the son to read it. "Three people told us he had taken a biology class and was doing well in it, but other students and the professor were really challenging my son, his faith. They didn't like him as a Republican, as a Christian, and as a conservative who believed in intelligent design," the grief-stricken father, Keith Kilgore, told WND about his son, Jesse....
  • Holiday Decorations Allowed Back at Florida University (CHRISTMAS Wins At Gulf Coast University!!!)

    11/26/2008 1:14:16 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 27 replies · 766+ views
    MyFoxTampaBay ^ | 11-26-08 | staff
    FORT MYERS – Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa Claus is allowed back at Florida Gulf Coast University. FGCU’s president reversed his decision to ban Christmas decorations. In an e-mail message sent to the campus Wednesday, university president Wilson Bradshaw, Ph.D. acknowledged the “overwhelming negative response” to his original letter banning all holiday and seasonal decorations from the school’s common areas, citing “legal limitations.” “It is now clear to me that we have erred in our attempt to find a balance between how best to observe the season in ways that honor all traditions – while also allowing employees to express their...
  • 'Gay' advocates fail to unseat Christians

    10/25/2008 12:27:31 PM PDT · by Sons of Union Vets · 10 replies · 490+ views
    World net Daily ^ | October 25, 2008 | Chelsea Schilling
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After a student council at California's largest two-year college endorsed a ban on "gay" marriage, critics were infuriated and called for the members to be removed – but support for traditional marriage ultimately prevailed. The American River College Student Council, facing fierce opposition and curses from peers Sept. 30, voted 8-3 with three abstentions to support Proposition 8, known as the Marriage Protection Amendment. Students who support "gay" marriage were furious and collected more than 200 signatures to recall the students who voted for the resolution. The resulting turnout broke statewide records for college campus elections. With...
  • Inside 'The Evangelical Ivy League'(NPR: Christian=Nazi)

    10/22/2008 8:56:05 PM PDT · by Drango · 11 replies · 871+ views
    NPR ^ | 10/22/08 | John McAlley, October 22, 2008 · The ferociously conservative Christian right may be an unfashionable bunch this political season, but when it comes to the notion of a need for change, there are no truer or more fervently motivated believers. In fact, the recently founded Patrick Henry College is churning out these family-values crusaders in force.Inspired by journalist Hanna Rosin's 2005 New Yorker article about Purcellville, Va.'s so-called "Harvard For Homeschoolers" (subsequently expanded in the book God's Harvard), photographer Jona Frank put aside her own lefty leanings and set out — with Right: Portraits from the Evangelical Ivy League — to...
  • Gay Marriage Foes On Calif. Campus Face Recall

    10/20/2008 11:27:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 730+ views
    CBS13 ^ | Oct 20, 2008
    Nine of the 15 members of American River College's student association are facing a recall election after voting to support a ballot measure seeking to ban gay marriage. The vote last month in favor of Proposition 8 sent the suburban Sacramento campus into an uproar, pitting politicized Christian fundamentalists against a more liberal campus faction. It's the latest instance in which religious tensions have flared on the campus. Last year, a group called the Christian Civilization Club observed Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. Angry Muslim students and others ripped down signs that maligned Muslim prophet Muhammad. Most of those facing recall on...
  • Students Protest School Library’s Rejection of Christian Books on Homosexuality

    10/04/2008 4:51:57 PM PDT · by narses · 20 replies · 1,143+ views
    Students Protest School Library’s Rejection of Christian Books on Homosexuality
  • Conservative university could swing Virginia

    09/30/2008 11:20:00 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 18 replies · 875+ views
    By Shea Connelly Cavalier Daily Editor's Note: Shea Connelly is a writer for the Cavalier Daily, the leading news source for the University of Virginia. This article was brought to by UWIRE, the leading provider of student-generated content. UWIRE aims to identify and promote the brightest young content creators and deliver their work to a larger audience via professional media partners such as Visit to learn more. Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. kicked off the voter drive by urging students to register locally. (UWIRE) -- The commonwealth of Virginia has traditionally been a Republican stronghold -- the last...
  • Judge says UC can deny class credit to Christian school students

    08/12/2008 6:49:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 82 replies · 285+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/12/8 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge says the University of California can deny course credit to applicants from Christian high schools whose textbooks declare the Bible infallible and reject evolution. Rejecting claims of religious discrimination and stifling of free expression, U.S. District Judge James Otero of Los Angeles said UC's review committees cited legitimate reasons for rejecting the texts - not because they contained religious viewpoints, but because they omitted important topics in science and history and failed to teach critical thinking. Otero's ruling Friday, which focused on specific courses and texts, followed his decision in March that found no...
  • A Time to Stand

    05/17/2008 6:22:01 PM PDT · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 11 replies · 171+ views
    the Alliance Defense Fund ^ | April 2008 | Chris Potts
    A senior at Missouri State University, studying social work, she’d already helped found a Christian sorority, and was investing a lot of her free time in a place called ‘The Potter’s House,” a local Christian outreach barely disguised as a coffee shop. She was excited about her growing faith, but increasingly eager to put that faith into action. “I kept asking God, ‘Why aren’t You using me?’” she remembers. “Is there something wrong with me? Am I not strong enough?” And yet, by her own admission, Emily was not exactly the type to find a fray and fling herself into...
  • Shippensburg University Christian group sues school over free speech violation

    05/08/2008 11:12:26 AM PDT · by rosepetal77 · 7 replies · 320+ views
    Shippensburg group claims rights violated Thursday, May 08, 2008 BY JOHN BEAUGE For The Patriot-News A campus religious group claims Shippensburg University is violating its right to free speech by threatening its student organization status, in part because the group requires its president to be a man. The Christian Fellowship of Shippensburg University, in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, accused the school of violating terms of a 2004 settlement in a different case that also involved the right to free speech. In that case, two students claimed the university's student code of conduct improperly barred students from such activities as...
  • Students proclaim 'take-your-Bible' day

    04/18/2008 3:33:34 AM PDT · by Man50D · 36 replies · 63+ views ^ | April 18, 2008
    Students at the Mount Vernon, Ohio, school district have called a 'take-your-Bible-to-school day" tomorrow in support of a popular teacher who has been ordered to keep his Bible hidden while students are in his classroom. Coach Dave Daubenmire of Pass The Salt Ministries and Minutemen United, who is acting as a spokesman for teacher John Freshwater, told WND the campaign has been organized by students using cell phones, text messaging and e-mails. WND reported just one day earlier when the dispute arose, with orders from school officials for Freshwater to hide his Bible from students and Freshwater's decision to not...
  • District bans 'John 3:16,' promotes demonic leer

    04/18/2008 3:25:00 AM PDT · by Man50D · 4 replies · 152+ views ^ | April 17, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    court in Wisconsin has been asked to suspend immediately a policy in the Tomah Area School District that bans Christian symbols in students' artwork, but allows Hindu, Buddhist and satanic representations. The motion was filed yesterday by the Alliance Defense Fund, which has taken on the case of a student identified by the initials A.P. The ADF launched a lawsuit on the student's behalf after a teacher refused to give him a grade on a project because his work included "John 3:16" as well as "As sign of love." The school district, however, openly acknowledged and publicized various pieces of...
  • Students Have the Right Not to Remain Silent on the Day of Silence (PRomotes Homosexual Agenda)

    04/17/2008 3:48:06 AM PDT · by Man50D · 40 replies · 130+ views
    Liberty Counsel ^ | April 16, 2008
    The annual "Day of Silence," sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), will be celebrated in many public schools next week. This event encourages students to remain silent on April 25. GLSEN claims the event counteracts bullying, but it is merely promoting an anti-heterosexual viewpoint. Schools can teach students the value of respect without accepting GLSEN’s propaganda event. Many states, like Florida, for example, have laws that require abstinence-based education when sexuality is discussed. In those states the school cannot recognize the Day of Silence without promoting abstinence. Liberty Counsel is encouraging students to mount a counter-celebration to...
  • Prof to student: Keep the Faith, lose the grade

    04/14/2008 7:56:23 AM PDT · by no dems · 39 replies · 108+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 14, 2008 | WND Staff
    A community college in New York has been presented with a demand letter from the American Center for Law and Justice to halt a professor's classroom practices that allegedly have damaged at least one student – so far. The letter from the ACLJ targets Suffolk County Community College and will be the prelude to a federal lawsuit if the issue isn't resolved, the organization said. At issue is a professor's demand that students "change their own personal viewpoints or state that they are unsure of whether their own personal beliefs are correct" on religious issues, according to the letter. That...
  • 'I just love Pope Benedict'; Pontiff has strong following among young conservatives

    04/12/2008 8:27:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 117+ views
    St. Catherine's Standard ^ | 4/12/2008 | Jacqueline L. Salmon
    During an era when two-thirds of young Catholics say they can be good Catholics without going to mass and many believe in a woman's right to choose abortion and view premarital sex as morally acceptable, Karen and David Hickey might be considered renegades - because they are so devout. The lives of the suburban couple and their five young children revolve around the Catholic Church, and they stand out as devoted because so many others do not follow the teachings of their church to the letter. For the Hickeys and a community of young, conservative Catholics who piously follow the...
  • ACLJ Demands NY Community College End Hostility Toward Christian Student

    04/12/2008 4:25:40 AM PDT · by Man50D · 12 replies · 390+ views
    Washington, DC) – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said today it is demanding that a community college in New York end its hostility toward a Christian student who has been punished because of her religious beliefs. The ACLJ represents Gina DeLuca, a student at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC), who has received lower grades and has been labeled “closed-minded” by a professor who requires students to acknowledge the possibility that God does not exist in order to participate in a philosophy class. The ACLJ has sent a letter demanding that the school end...
  • School Suspends Teens for Wearing Crucifixes

    02/25/2008 6:02:56 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 47 replies · 169+ views
    AP ^ | February 25, 2008
    A pair of Albany teenagers suspended for "gang-related behavior" because they were wearing crucifixes say they were only wearing gifts from their mothers. Jaime Salazar, 14, his friend Marco Castro, 16, were suspended from South Albany High School recently after they refused to put away the crucifixes they were wearing around their necks. Salazar said Principal Chris Equinoa saw his necklace and told him to put it away. "I was like, why?" Salazar said. "He says it's related to gangs." Salazar said he argued and was sent to the office. Instead, he went home. Later, he received a note saying...
  • Persistence helps student pro-lifer make impact

    Persistence helps student pro-lifer make impact Ed Thomas - OneNewsNow - 2/9/2008 12:00:00 PM A student will drop her lawsuit against Westmont High School of San Jose, California, after the school agreed to give a pro-life student club the same recognition and privileges of other clubs on campus. An attorney for the student says her written request to the school to start the "Live Action - Pro-Life Club'' and receive standard rights and benefits was denied on the basis that it was too controversial -- even though other clubs granted recognition status included a Gay Straight Alliance club. David Cortman...
  • Mikey's hero (good sports story)

    01/06/2008 5:37:14 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies · 115+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/05/08 | Jason King
    He's played all but 20 snaps for a team competing for a national championship, but on the night he proved how much he truly means to his school, LSU's 317-pound left tackle wasn't on the football field. --snip-- I am the left tackle for the LSU Tigers football team. I'm also number 70 and I saw you wearing that jersey number, that's a great number by the way :). You know some people see us as heroes because of how we play but the truth is people like yourself are the real heroes. I see all the small problems I...
  • Okla. Bills Target Religious Discrimination Against Students

    01/05/2008 4:43:32 AM PST · by Amelia · 25 replies · 64+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2008 | Associated Press
    Two state lawmakers have introduced similar measures designed to protect students from religious discrimination. But critics say no such protections are needed. ...The legislation would require that an expression by a student of a religious viewpoint be treated in the same way as an expression of any secular viewpoint. Both measures would prohibit school districts from discriminating against students based on religious viewpoints and would require every district in the state to adopt a written policy to prohibit such discrimination...
  • Gunman wounds 4 in missionary center

    12/09/2007 5:27:53 AM PST · by mrhansen · 67 replies · 475+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9 December 2007 | Associated Press
    DENVER - A gunman walked into a training center for young Christian missionaries in a Denver suburb early Sunday and opened fire, wounding at least four people. ADVERTISEMENT The shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Youth With a Mission center, Arvada Police spokeswoman Susan Medina said. The extent of the injuries was not clear, and the gunman was still at large Sunday morning. According to its Web site, Youth With a Mission has about 1,000 locations worldwide and trains people to become missionaries. About 50 people were inside the Arvada site when the gunman opened fire.
  • Tim Tebow wins 2007 Heisman Trophy

    12/08/2007 5:59:10 PM PST · by yield 2 the right · 75 replies · 477+ views
    The 2007 Heisman Trophy goes to Florida's Tim Tebow...
  • Homeschooler Snaps Up Heisman Nomination

    12/06/2007 9:31:40 AM PST · by cinives · 131 replies · 598+ views
    USA Daily ^ | 12/6/2007 | Isabel (Izzy) Lyman
    The December 3rd 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated will be of special interest to education reformers. Next to the cover photo of Chase Daniel, the University of Missouri’s plucky quarterback, is a smaller photo of Tim Tebow. Tebow is also a QB, but he conducts his business, not on the plains but in “the Swamp,” the football stadium at the University of Florida in Gainesville. All of 20 years old, he is a serious contender for this year’s coveted Heisman Trophy, the annual award given to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the nation. If the strapping 6’3” 235...
  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School Reverses Denial of Field Trip Bus Use by Christian Club

    12/05/2007 2:07:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies · 379+ views
    frc ^ | 12.03.07
    BATON ROUGE, La. After Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) attorneys filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court, school officials decided that an immediate course correction was in order. They have now agreed to permit a Christian student to use school buses for a field trip for her One Way Club, just like her classmates in the Arabic Club or the Gay-Straight Alliance can. According to its official website, the school is "[a] Celebration in Excellence and Creativity and Individuality . . ." As their initial decision was a clear denial of granting equal access to all students, that celebration of "Individuality"...
  • Christian kids left behind – by their parents

    12/04/2007 3:36:50 AM PST · by ohhhh · 174 replies · 275+ views
    WND ^ | December 4, 2007 | Olivia St. John
    Raging ideological battles in both California and Iowa reached new levels last week when students packed up their backpacks and left their public schools. In California, parents staged a two-day boycott, pulling students from state schools in protest of SB 777, a bill force-feeding children perverse material and videos vile enough to garner an R-rating in the local multiplex. Meanwhile in Iowa, distressed parents removed up to 200 students after one public high school sponsored an event encouraging students to bend their gender by cross-dressing. Evidently, some are beginning to wake up to the fact that their children are no...
  • Bowden accused of imposing religious beliefs on players

    11/28/2007 7:08:06 PM PST · by Abbeville Conservative · 32 replies · 147+ views
    Tigernet ^ | November 28, 2007
    Bowden accused of imposing religious beliefs on players ACLU wants Clemson to stop coach's annual team trip to local church The American Civil Liberties Union has accused Clemson head football coach Tommy Bowden of abusing his authority by imposing his religious beliefs on his players, and it has asked the university to discontinue the coach’s practice of strongly recommending players to participate in an annual team visit to a local church. The university on Wednesday denied the ACLU’s claim that Bowden, who is a state employee in a supervisory position, has violated the players’ constitutional rights of separation of church...
  • 'Church Day' gets ACLU protest

    11/30/2007 1:57:41 PM PST · by Big Steve · 13 replies · 123+ views
    Charleston Post & Courier ^ | November 29, 2007 | Larry Williams
    Bowden's worship event voluntary, Clemson lawyer says Tommy Bowden CLEMSON — Tommy Bowden has drawn the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union for conducting an annual "Church Day" for his football players.In correspondence obtained Wednesday by The Post and Courier, the ACLU alleged Bowden "has abused his authority as Clemson University's head football coach by imposing his strong personal religious beliefs upon student-athletes under his charge."Neil Caesar, vice president of the ACLU's South Carolina chapter, voiced those objections in a letter dated Aug. 31 to Clemson President James Barker, saying the state-run school is violating the constitutional principle of...
  • Hot-button issue -- School orders 'Christmas' excised

    11/08/2007 12:25:15 PM PST · by fweingart · 37 replies · 39+ views ^ | | Ed Thomas
    One of the primary advocates in an annual campaign to keep the word "Christmas" in the public square says it has donated 1,000 Christmas buttons to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club at a high school in Maryland. The American Family Association (AFA) says the FCA chapter at Glenelg High School in Howard County was told by the school's principal that signs posted by members around campus -- for their "Operation Christmas Child" project -- needed to be changed. He allegedly forced them to cover the word "Christmas" and replace it with "Holiday." School officials did not immediately...
  • Nebraska School District Bans Christian Group After Bobbing for Live Goldfish

    11/07/2007 8:25:32 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 43 replies · 211+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2007 | Staff
    LINCOLN, Neb. — A Christian student group's latest attempt to show middle school students how fun the group could be was too much for school administrators to swallow. snip
  • Dispensational Dustup - Student dismissed from leadership for 'potentially divisive' beliefs

    10/11/2007 2:59:59 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 35 replies · 292+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 10/10/2007 | Sarah Pulliam
    Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota, removed a senior as student ministries director because of theological views that some at the college called "hyper-dispensational." "The matters of concern raised were viewed as being potentially divisive and not accurately representing the theological interpretation of Northwestern College," said an August e-mail announcing Josh Strelecki's removal. Strelecki holds to three controversial beliefs: that the book of James was written for Israel and not for the church; that the church started with Paul and not at Pentecost; and that Israel was saved by faith and works, not by faith alone. Dean Paulson, Northwestern's director...
  • Holy Cross College Hosts on-Campus Planned Parenthood Workshops, Awards Pro-Abortion Governor

    09/29/2007 9:19:15 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 993+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/28/07 | Peter J. Smith
    WORCHESTER, Massachusetts, September 28, 2007 ( - Jesuit-run Holy Cross, the oldest Catholic college in New England, is hosting the 2007 Teen Pregnancy Institute with Planned Parenthood promoting teenage contraception. The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy presents the conference every year, but by hosting the conference the Holy Cross Jesuits are sending the message that they have no qualms with its promotion of contraception and the presence of Planned Parenthood, which are intrinsically inimical to the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church. At this year's conference - scheduled October 24, from 8AM - 4 PM - "Messages that Matter: Strengthening...
  • Illinois Schools Canceling Christmas and Halloween to Avoid Offending Muslims

    09/28/2007 10:12:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 161 replies · 1,204+ views
    lgf ^ | Sep 28, 2007
    Another absolutely disgusting example of pre-emptive dhimmitude, in the name of tolerance and multiculturalism, right here in the US: First Jell-O, now Santa. So long, Halloween parade. Farewell, Santa’s gift shop. The holiday traditions are facing elimination in some Oak Lawn schools this year after complaints that the activities are offensive, particularly to Muslim students. Final decisions on which of the festivities will be axed will fall to the principals at each of Ridgeland School District 122’s five schools, Supt. Tom Smyth said. Parents expect that the announcement is going to add to the tension that has been building since...