While you were re-electing a president:
Senator-elect Jim DeMint
: Thinks that unwed pregnant women and gays are unfit to be schoolteachers.
Senator-elect Tom Coburn
: Wants the death penalty for abortion doctors.
Senator-elect John Thune
: Mr. School Prayer Amendment.
Voters in 11 states voted to ban same-sex marriage
. The lowest
margin was 57%-43%. The highest (Mississippi) was 86%-14%. Kentucky's also bans civil unions.
That one was 75%-25%.
The Senate will likely be split 55-45
in favor of Republicans, creeping closer to a filibuster-proof supermajority. Meanwhile, 89% of these guys
are older than 65.
Enjoy your tax cut, America. You're going to need it.
posted by PrinceValium
on Nov 3, 2004 -
Yoga in the classroom? EGADS! That reeks of religious implications
, say parents in Aspen, Colorado. "For some families, the chanting that accompanies a selection of yoga techniques creates a challenge for separation of church and state." Aspen Elementary
says the pilot program "was proposed as a way to help kids cope with their return to school. Rowdy tots could be calmed and readied for class work after recess using a series of relaxing breathing and stretching techniques."
posted by msacheson
on Aug 28, 2002 -
What is the status of Civics subjects in schools these days?
I found this rather old data on the ACLU website, but I'm having trouble finding out the current status of what I call "national pride" activities in schools these days. When I was a kid in the 70's, we always said the Pledge of Allegience every morning as well as had a prayer. I remember when the prayer was turned into a "moment of silence" (early 80's?) but I don't remember when/if the Pledge was discontinued due to ACLU activities
like the one above. I've not thought much about this until now, but realizing that many, many kids don't know the Pledge or our anthem disturbs me greatly.
Could anyone enlighten me, please?
posted by misangela
on Sep 23, 2001 -