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  • Oklahoma school district caves to atheist group, cancels Bible elective

    11/27/2014 5:55:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    An Oklahoma school district is reportedly walking back plans to begin offering students an elective course on the Bible after facing pressure from a major atheist group. The class, called “The Book: The Bible’s History, Narrative and Impact,” was developed, in part, by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green, and it was set to launch in Mustang Public Schools, Raw Story reported. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said on its website Tuesday that the district canceled the class after Hobby Lobby allegedly did not provide the district with the final curriculum for approval and did not “commit to providing legal...
  • Oklahoma district Bible class: Sinners will suffer

    04/25/2014 1:20:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2014 4:10 PM EDT | Bailey Elise McBride
    A high school curriculum supported by Hobby Lobby chain president Steve Green, billed as a way to teach archaeology, history and the arts through Bible stories, also tells students God is always there in times of trouble and that sinners must “suffer the consequences” of disobeying. The Mustang School Board in suburban Oklahoma City voted this month to place the Museum of the Bible’s curriculum in its schools as an elective for a one-year trial after being assured that the intent is not to proselytize but to use the Bible to explain key principles in the arts and sciences. While...
  • Ancient Jewish prayer book may be oldest in the world, dated A.D. 840

    09/28/2013 6:40:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Friday, September 27, 2013 | Matthew Brown
    ...the complete 50-page parchment manuscript is in its original binding and contains Hebrew script that incorporates Babylonian vowel pointing. Steve Green, president of the Hobby Lobby craft store chain who oversees support for the Green Collection, announced the find at the annual meeting of the Religion Newswriters Association's annual conference in Austin, Texas, along with plans for a new museum that will house the book and more than 40,000 ancient religious texts and artifacts... "We are not collectors," said Green, an evangelical Christian. "We buy (ancient biblical texts and artifacts) because of the story that they tell. We believe in...
  • US soldier spared death penalty (guilty of rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her)

    07/24/2009 10:54:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies · 1,613+ views
    BBC ^ | May 2009
    This news is 2 months old but I felt it needed coverage in light of the debate about the death penalty... ----------------------------------------------------- A former US soldier convicted of rape and murder in Iraq has been spared the death penalty. Steven Green, 24, will now be sentenced to life in prison, after jurors in the state of Kentucky could not agree unanimously on his punishment. A judge is expected to formally sentence Green in September. In May, the jury found Green guilty of the rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her and her family near Baghdad in...
  • Soldier: I Raped Iraqi Girl, Then Helped Kill Her

    11/15/2006 10:52:09 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 47 replies · 2,539+ views
    AP ^ | November 15 2006
    One of four U.S. soldiers accused of raping an Iraqi girl last spring and killing her and her family pleaded guilty Wednesday and will testify against the others. Spc. James P. Barker agreed to the plea deal to avoid the death penalty, said his civilian attorney, David Sheldon. The killings March 12 in Mahmoudiya, a village about 20 miles south of Baghdad, were among the worst in a series of alleged attacks on civilians and other abuses by military personnel in Iraq. Sgt. Paul E. Cortez and Pfc. Jesse V. Spielman, both members of the 101st Airborne Division with Barker,...
  • Steve Green Celebrates the Life of His Friend Rick Husband

    02/13/2003 6:51:13 AM PST · by jriemer · 18 replies · 332+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | Janet Chismar
    Steve Green Celebrates the Life of His Friend Rick Husband On February 1st, our nation was shaken by the tragic loss of seven astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. As people tried to find out more about these remarkable astronauts, news spread about artist Steve Green's friendship with Rick Husband, commander of STS-107. According to Steve's brother and manager David, Green sang at the launch of the shuttle on Jan. 16 and had been in communication with Rick in space via e-mail and one voice communication. Steve and his wife Marijean were with Evelyn Husband at the NASA memorial service...