The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided several electronics vendors and ultra-Orthodox private schools in Monsey, Ramapo and Kiryas Joel, N.Y., this week. FBI agents and local police served warrants on the facilities in order to investigate possible fraudulent uses of government funds.
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A beleaguered Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) may continue to meet in a Franklin County, Tenn., high school — for now.
School board officials met this week to determine whether they will disband all clubs at Franklin County High School (FCHS) or allow them to operate subject to certain conditions.
If you have children, there’s a good chance you’ve worked hard to instill in them the values you hold, whether those values are religious or secular.
If you’re a Christian, a Jew, a Hindu, a Pagan, a humanist, etc. you probably raised your children in that faith or philosophy. If it was important to you, you likely wanted it to be important to them.
Although retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson formally ended his campaign for president last week, it seems the Religious Right favorite isn’t about to go away anytime soon.
Spare a thought for Roy Moore.
Moore likely thought that as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court he’d finally have the authority to enforce God’s moral law. Theocracy has, after all, been the raison d’etre of his career. But our secular legal system – or Satan, depending on who you ask – has thwarted him at every turn.
The mayor of Virginia’s capital city stands accused of diverting city resources toward the church he heads, and he seems to think he can violate the First Amendment while simultaneously claiming that the Constitution shields him from punishment.
Last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane released a damning grand jury report about the rampant sexual abuse of minors by priests in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese – and the failure of anyone in authority to stop it.
News of the report hit me hard. I was born and raised in Altoona. For 16 years I attended a Catholic church in that diocese. I spent eight years in a Catholic school appended to one of its churches.