August 30, 2015
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Mom slams school English assignment glorifying orgies, sex slaves, drug use

FAIR OAKS, Calif. – Del Campo High School students are reading about the fictional Utopian city Omelas, where orgies abound, nude sex slaves roam the streets, and special drugs heighten the depravity with no side effects. Lynnda Vincent doesn’t think the “award winning” short story by Ursula Le Guin is appropriate for her 15-year-old daughter or other students at the school. “She has a paper and she wanted me to look at it because [...]

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Professors threaten bad grades for saying ‘illegal alien,’ ‘male,’ ‘female’

Washington State students risk a failing grade in one course if they use any common descriptors professor considers “oppressive and hateful language.” In another class, students will lose one point every time they use the words “illegal alien” or “illegals” rather than the preferred terms of “‘undocumented’ migrants/immigrants/persons.” Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” "male," and “female,” or [...]

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Christian prof. claims he was fired for mentioning God

A professor at Bucks County Community College was fired after using 'God' in a farewell letter to students. The school's dean said the letter was inappropriate and had removed the professor's name from the schedule and would be processing the paperwork for his termination. The professor is contesting his dismissal from the school. A professor at Bucks County Community College (BCCC) in Pennsylvania was fired recently after mentioning God in a farewell letter to [...]

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Liberal students accuse frat of drugging, raping girls

The Student Union at Ohio University advised freshman to avoid the Acacia fraternity because they drug and rape girls. Police say there is no evidence to support the accusations. A journalism professor at Ohio University is advising the fraternity to sue the Student Union for defamation. The Student Union, a liberal student group at Ohio University, advised freshman at the school’s involvement fair Sunday to avoid the Acacia fraternity because members allegedly drug and [...]

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Religious Duke students don't want to read lesbian graphic novel

Duke University's summer reading list included "Fun Home," a graphic novel about a lesbian who grows up with a closeted gay father. With over 1,750 new students, the university said it would be impossible to find a book that would not offend someone. Duke University’s assigned summer reading has sparked controversy among a number of incoming freshmen who believe the graphic novel violates their religious and moral beliefs. The controversy began when incoming freshman, [...]

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Student told she can’t start conservative club

Moriah DeMartino, an incoming freshman at Hagerstown Community College (Md.), wanted to start a Turning Point USA chapter on the campus. She was denied permission on the grounds that the school has a political science club and does not "start new clubs that duplicate the purpose and mission of existing clubs." DeMartino can found a Republican club, but only if a Democrat club is started alongside it. This story has been updated with comments [...]

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University Director Doesn’t Understand Why You Can’t Steal From Walmart and Target

Everett D Mitchell Everett D. Mitchell, the Director of University of Wisconsin-Madison Community Relations, who is also a minister and a lawyer, was recently discussing “best policing practices” on a panel when he stated that people who steal from Walmart shouldn’t be prosecuted. “I just don’t think they should be prosecuting cases for people who steal from Wal-Mart. I don’t think that. I don’t think that Target, and all them other places – the [...]

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Why is ‘Common Core’ bringing the teaching of Islam into American schools?

Girls headscarves The short answer is: because the origin and development of Common Core are linked to global initiatives of major Arab funders and the Muslim Brotherhood. For Liberty Alliance’s fast-growing Constitution.com website, Bethany Blankley posted an article on the evidence this week: Should parents be penalized for demanding that their child be exempted from the required teaching of Islamic in Common Core curriculum? Should a teach or public school administrator penalize parents and [...]

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Atheist organization goes after college football chaplains

The Freedom From Religion Foundation mailed letters to multiple schools in the Southeast urging them to eliminate football chaplaincies. Auburn University has replied, disputing the organization's contention that chaplains are unconstitutional. Clemson University responded similarly last year to a letter from the same organization. A national group dedicated to scrubbing religion from the public sphere is urging several Southern universities to eliminate the position of football team chaplain. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) [...]

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BE FUNKY schoolbus

The moment America’s children return to school after a summer break that never seems long enough, out pops those invasive surveys. Macey France of Politichicks posted a screenshot of a survey/questionnaire Texas schools (rest assured it’s not just the state of Texas) are distributing to students for completion ...
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screenshot email from cj pearson to allen west - screenshot of school computer blocking access to Ted Cruz website

Thirteen year old, activist and YouTube sensation, C.J. Pearson famous for his video rants (President Obama’s supposed love for our country and George Takei’s racist comments) emailed Allen West yesterday about a disturbing find C.J. happened upon while accessing the internet on his school’s computer in Business Science ...
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Rutgers: No such thing as 'free' speech

The declaration comes on the university's page for its Bias Prevention and Education Committee. Bias acts are "[v]erbal, written, physical, psychological acts that threaten or harm a person or group" on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. “There is no such thing as ‘free’ speech,” according to Rutgers University . The apparent denial of free speech is part of the public university’s effort to combat student bias on campus. The university’s Bias [...]

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Atheist group forces middle school to remove Jesus portrait from hallway

CHANUTE, Kan. – Freedom From Religion Foundation spokesman Ryan Jayne thinks it’s “wonderful” the group’s legal threats were successful to force a small Kansas community to remove a Jesus picture from its local junior high. “It’s nice to have people who appreciate the law and get things done (and) who follow the law even if it’s likely to be unpopular in the community,” he told The Wichita Eagle . The new principal of the [...]

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A lot of state governments have started to demand accountability from public schools in recent years. They want to see kids in class, getting passing grades and graduating on time. But how do state officials know when a school is cheating to meet state expectations and avoid the penalties that come with failure? Perhaps when embarrassed teachers are leaving in droves, because they aren’t allowed to serve students in the manner [...]

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