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  • Indiana School District Openly & Illegally Promotes Christianity

    Divided Under God
    Tim Peacock, Contributor
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
     (originally published at peacock-panache.com) Peter Heck’s classroom in Eastern High SchoolPhoto: Kelly Lafferty Gerber-Kokomo Tribune The Eastern Howard School Corporation in Indiana has a major legal problem – one they’ve finally admitted to local press in a lengthy interview coming clean about their egregious violations of the law. In an interview with the Kokomo Tribune, a local Indiana paper, the district admitted it promotes Christianity over other religions – and this promotion permeates virtually every aspect of life at the school. “It’s there in…
  • Ugly Pictures: Railroad Depot and Midcentury Church Contrasted with their New Surroundings

    Boulder Neighbors
    K.M.
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Luckily I was out around town with my camera before this series of snows hit us so my ugly pictures series can go on.If you haven't seen our old historic railroad depot lately, get out your kleenexes because this is how it appeared a couple of weeks ago. Kinda looks like they couldn't figure out where to hide it because maybe its creative roof would put all the other Boulder Junction buildings to shame. The depot was built in 1890 out of native Boulder County stone in a modified Richardson Romanesque style. Originally, it was downtown, serving as the Union Pacific railroad depot.Read…
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    Divided Under God

  • Indiana School District Openly & Illegally Promotes Christianity

    Tim Peacock, Contributor
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
     (originally published at peacock-panache.com) Peter Heck’s classroom in Eastern High SchoolPhoto: Kelly Lafferty Gerber-Kokomo Tribune The Eastern Howard School Corporation in Indiana has a major legal problem – one they’ve finally admitted to local press in a lengthy interview coming clean about their egregious violations of the law. In an interview with the Kokomo Tribune, a local Indiana paper, the district admitted it promotes Christianity over other religions – and this promotion permeates virtually every aspect of life at the school. “It’s there in…
  • AFA Creates ‘Bigotry Map’ Showing Atheist Groups. Atheists Say Thank You.

    Kevin Davis
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Click to go to AFA’s site On Tuesday, the American Family Association, known for its right-wing stances on abortion, LGBT rights, and non-Christians, published a map of the US focused on calling out over 200 organizations they deem to be showing a deep intolerance for Christians through each group’s actions.  It was ironically titled the “Bigotry Map.”  The accompanying press release accused these groups of endorsing “efforts to silence Christians and to remove all public displays of Christian heritage and faith in America.”  The AFA went so far as to…
  • Sally Kern Puts Her Christianity-Masked Hate on Display in Oklahoma

    Kevin Davis
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    Sally Kern, the Republican state representative from Oklahoma who’s known for stating that homosexuals are more of a threat to the US than terrorists, has shown us her “Christain love” yet again.  She’s filed three anti-gay bills in her state legislature: House Bill 1597:  Allows businesses to refuse service to individuals based on sexual orientation.  Fuck civil rights. House Bill 1598:  Allows parents to send their kids to “conversion therapy” without interference from the state.  Despite the fact that psychologists have shown that therapy cannot…
  • Local FD Under Fire for Christian Sign Outside Station

    Kevin Davis
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    The City of Utica, NY Fire Department has been under scrutiny this past week after complaints have been made regarding a sign posted outside their Fire Station #4, for the second year in a row.  The sign reads, “Happy Birthday Jesus, We Love You,” and is considered by many to be a violation of the separation of church and state we are endowed with in the US.  Utica residents, religious and nonreligious alike, have asked for help from local and national organizations in addressing this situation.  The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent letters to the fire chief, Russell…
  • This Is What Happens When You Only Visit Right Wing Sites

    Kevin Davis
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    When you get your “news” from right-wing websites like CNS News, you tend to have a misinformed view of reality.  CNS News stands for Cybercast News Service and claims all over its website to be impartial, despite the former name it was founded as — Conservative News Service. Case in point, I came across this tweet from Tom Cosner (@GeoCals), a self-proclaimed “Child of God,” according to his Twitter profile.  In it, he links to a CNS article claiming FFRF’s complaint against a nativity scene on government property backfired.  Actually, they were…
 
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  • Ugly Pictures: Railroad Depot and Midcentury Church Contrasted with their New Surroundings

    K.M.
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Luckily I was out around town with my camera before this series of snows hit us so my ugly pictures series can go on.If you haven't seen our old historic railroad depot lately, get out your kleenexes because this is how it appeared a couple of weeks ago. Kinda looks like they couldn't figure out where to hide it because maybe its creative roof would put all the other Boulder Junction buildings to shame. The depot was built in 1890 out of native Boulder County stone in a modified Richardson Romanesque style. Originally, it was downtown, serving as the Union Pacific railroad depot.Read…
  • Height Limits Commentary: Open Boulder's Petition vs. Us

    K.M.
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Tonight is Boulder's City Council meeting to decide on the 2-year stricter height limit moratorium recommended by our Planning Board from their session last week. Though city staff chief planner David Driskell recommended a height limit moratorium with numerous exceptions and exemptions a month ago, there has been a backlash from Boulder citizens and the Planning Board who have said, no, what you've proposed is way too little.Today, in the final hours, both sides of the debate are mobilizing.Read more »
  • Baseline Zero Project Abandoned Assuming Height Limit Ordinance Passes This Week

    K.M.
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    The developers of the proposed project Baseline Zero in Boulder have decided to abandon their plan to redevelop the area near Martin Acres, due to neighborhood opposition and the expectation that the city will pass a height-moratorium ordinance that would render the project economically infeasible.Bruce Dierking, a partner with Jim Loftus in West Baseline Investors LLC, said in an email Monday that “BZ is not a project we are pursuing anymore. We will continue to look at future redevelopment of the property, but I don’t expect anything to happen for at least the next couple of…
  • Can you come Thursday, February 26, to Boulder Height Limit Moratorium Meeting?

    K.M.
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    ALERT! We need your voice at Thursday night's (Feb. 26) City Council meeting! If you make one civic meeting this year, make it this one.The Boulder City Council will hold a special meeting next Thursday to have a public hearing and second vote to limit building heights everywhere in Boulder for two years. We need you to come and support this wise and much-needed action.Read more »
  • Letting Quotes Tell the Story

    K.M.
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    Readers, please note that this news wrap-up will be a regular feature of this site going forward... In it, I have compiled quotes from articles I've been reading surrounding the growth and development issues in Boulder, and also elsewhere.--K.M.IN LOCAL NEWS:The Boulder City Council will hold a special meeting next Thursday to have a public hearing and second vote on a proposal to limit height modifications to certain parts of town. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in council chambers in the Boulder Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway.—Daily CameraRead more »
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