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I admire this groups' honesty.

Washington School Bans Pastors From Proselytizing

Bainbridge Island School District has said it will no longer allow pastors to proselytize students during school hours. Three pastors, associated with an organization dedicated to promoting Christianity to the youth, were proselytizing students during their lunch break.

After receiving multiple complaints from parents of pastors proselytizing students during school hours, the FFRF sent a letter to the school board stating that “it is both inappropriate and dangerous for schools to grant outsiders carte blanche access to minors — a captive audience — in a public school, let alone have that access to proselytize.”

Danny Smith, one of the youth pastors, said “the only time church may have come in is when they say, ‘What do you do?’ my response is, ‘I’m a youth pastor.’ Even sometimes say I’m a leader because most of the kids don’t know what a youth pastor is.” He says his reason for being at Woodward Middle School is “not for proselytizing or recruiting, but it’s just there to be there.” This is a rather creepy argument. A pastor going to a middle school, to just hang around little kids doesn’t seem appropriate either.

Unfortunately, it seems that this egregious violation has been taking place for years. It is thanks to the advocacy groups, such as the FFRF, that we are able slowly end the systematic proselytizing of our children in school.

http://seculartoday.com/washington-school-bans-pastors-from-proselytizing/


Thank god for the FFRF!

We USED to have Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Conscience.

Free Smartphone App Promises the Power to Silence Satan

The Shut Up, Devil! app is an innovative resource that puts the power of the Word of God in your pocket. And because it's on your smartphone, which is almost always with you, you're ready to resist the devil whenever and wherever he attacks. Additionally the app features reminders that will help you keep the enemy at bay and silenced in your life.

The app conception stemmed from Charisma House's upcoming book, Silence Satan by Kyle Winkler, which releases in September. Winkler is founder of Kyle Winkler Ministries, a media and teaching ministry broadcasting on the Christian Television Network.

Watch below to find out how the app works.




http://www.charismanews.com/culture/44850-free-smartphone-app-promises-the-power-to-silence-satan


Soccer Camp Angers Some Parents With Surprise Bible Talk for Kids

A free soccer camp in a Queens park is being used to teach the Gospel to kids by a group of missionaries who mix dribbling skills with post-game prayers and Bible stories, many parents said.

The informal camp has been holding sessions at Rory Staunton Field on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons since June 1.

But parents were not told that the organizers' goal is to preach, they said.

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They created a two-hour soccer plan that has a 25-minute “debrief” after the game where kids can get to know each other and talk about their issues, as well as pray and learn about the Bible, he said.

The camp didn't require any prior sign-up or parental consent, Joseph said, and kids could come in to play on their own. The sign outside states that it's a free soccer camp but doesn't mention any group affiliation or religious overtones.

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140731/jackson-heights/soccer-camp-angers-some-parents-with-surprise-bible-talk-for-kids



What? They weren't trying to convert anyone. They didn't think it would be a problem at all. Why would anyone have a problem with this we simply don't know!

Shhh, here they come!

If God Is Your Co-pilot...

Some Atheist Fundamentalists Are So Offended They Issued Death Threats!!!

It's really refreshing to see where DU as a whole actually stands.

39 rec's in one day, and positive comments from those who normally don't participate in the Other group.

When it comes to the growing trend of non-belief and making society more secular, reason is winning.



Huzzah! my fellow heathens. Have a great weekend! I love you all.

On being offended...

I'll place this here for future use. It was needed today in the Other group, for the usual, nonsensical reasons.





That thread was well recieved, highly rec'ed, and noticeable absent were the usual suspects.
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