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Karen Pence teaching at Christian school that bans LGBT kids & parents

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29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 11:25:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
https://www.nytimes.com%2F2019%2F01...

Karen Pence, the second lady of the United States, returned to teaching art this week, accepting a part-time position at a private Christian school that does not allow gay students and requires employees to affirm that marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

The website of the school, Immanuel Christian School, which enrolls kindergartners through eighth graders at its campus in Springfield, Va., details its religious beliefs and expectations of both students and their parents, as well as those who work there. The school’s employment application requires candidates to describe their faith in Jesus Christ, affirm that they are a born-again Christian and vow to adhere to specific standards in their personal and professional lives.

29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 11:28:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
They also appear to teach "intelligent design" instead of science, and have taken kids on a field trip to the Creation Museum in KY, which claims the earth is 6,000 years old and that humans coexisted with dinosaurs.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 12:08:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
This makes me wonder if it would better if Trump was forced out. It maybe could be worse.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 12:11:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, Pence is terrible, also. He's just not a blundering buffoon about it.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 12:43:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/19/19 - 11:28:32 AM birdsong4j wrote:
They also appear to teach "intelligent design" instead of science, and have taken kids on a field trip to the Creation Museum in KY, which claims the earth is 6,000 years old and that humans coexisted with dinosaurs.


FFS
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 12:45:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pence is a genuinely awful person, but Trump is already pretty much doing the things I'd expect a president Pence to do, plus we all have to deal with the unbelievably massive amounts of corruption.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 12:47:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Like I don't think his agency heads would be worse than who Trump has, and legislatively speaking, good luck sh*tting on the gays and women when democrats control the House.

On judiciary, Trump has already basically outsourced that to the Heritage Foundation (because let's be real: he doesn't know jack about judges who aren't named Jeanine, or his sister), so I don't really see how that could be worse, either.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 1:00:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/19/19 - 11:25:20 AM birdsong4j wrote:
details its religious beliefs and expectations of both students and their parents, as well as those who work there. The school’s employment application requires candidates to describe their faith in Jesus Christ, affirm that they are a born-again Christian and vow to adhere to specific standards in their personal and professional lives.


What ever happened to Anonymous? Demonstrating that each and every person there needs to be fired and/or expelled seems like a task they'd be good at.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 1:01:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
I mean how hard can it be to hack the browser history of someone who thinks The Flinstones is historically accurate?
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 1:24:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
It must be true


29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 1:31:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Noah's Ark in Kentucky had over one million visitors.
https://creationmuseum.org/
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 1:38:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd love to know what kind of information they're conveying at the planetarium, lol.

Reminder- Kentucky's the state that's given us Mitch McConnell for so long.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 1:39:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
GUYS, WTF!

"What if dinosaurs didn’t live more than 65 million years ago, and dragons weren’t just fiery fictional creatures found only in fairy tales? Get ready to challenge your preconceptions, and learn what the Bible has to teach us about the existence of dinosaurs and dragons."
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 2:01:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
It feels mean to name drop her, but there’s a yter that believes dinosaurs were dragons.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 2:01:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm super curious and really want to go but:

1) I'm not giving them one red cent

2) I'm pretty sure I'd get tossed out on my butt within the first 5 minutes
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 2:05:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/19/19 - 2:01:29 PM catchall wrote:
I'm super curious and really want to go but: 1) I'm not giving them one red cent 2) I'm pretty sure I'd get tossed out on my butt within the first 5 minutes


If I could go I don’t think I’d be able to resist.
sounds like a really fun day out if you just don’t think about any of the problems being caused

On Saturday 1/19/19 - 2:01:13 PM petitefleur wrote:
It feels mean to name drop her, but there’s a yter that believes dinosaurs were dragons.


hey that was a secret

29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 2:48:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/19/19 - 1:31:54 PM skirtgirl2 wrote:
Noah's Ark in Kentucky had over one million visitors. [link]

Well, you bet if I ever went to Kentucky I would visit that place.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 2:50:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Question: are private schools in the US fully private, or do they somehow receive a small portion of govt money?
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 3:05:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/19/19 - 2:50:34 PM Abzurd wrote:
Question: are private schools in the US fully private, or do they somehow receive a small portion of govt money?


Generally, they are funded privately through tuition or from support of their sponsoring religion. Maybe some get government subsidies to provide free lunches to low income kids.

Some can also receive government tuition money if they participate in a School Choice program where kids can choose to attend a private school as an alternative to their public school.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 3:21:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/19/19 - 2:01:13 PM petitefleur wrote:
It feels mean to name drop her, but there’s a yter that believes dinosaurs were dragons.


I know who it is.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 4:05:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/19/19 - 1:31:54 PM skirtgirl2 wrote:
Noah's Ark in Kentucky had over one million visitors. [link]
On Saturday 1/19/19 - 2:48:43 PM Abzurd wrote:
Well, you bet if I ever went to Kentucky I would visit that place.


$35 + paying for parking? And that doesn't even include the ark! $70 for museum/ark combo.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 4:07:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/19/19 - 2:50:34 PM Abzurd wrote:
Question: are private schools in the US fully private, or do they somehow receive a small portion of govt money?


At the secondary level, lots of them are "fully" private - they don't receive any money from federal sources. But post-secondary schools like private liberal arts colleges typically get significant amounts of federal funding (pell grants, student loans, and other student financial aid) and need to jump through most of the federal regulatory hurdles to access those funds.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 4:18:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
the school buses for my school were public school buses

but other than that I can’t imagine any other kinda government assistance unless tax exempt status can be considered government assistance

tuition and donations are big business
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 4:48:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/19/19 - 2:50:34 PM Abzurd wrote:
Question: are private schools in the US fully private, or do they somehow receive a small portion of govt money?


Mostly fully private.

There were a lot of religious schools in the US that were founded in the mid-1950s, for the explicit purpose of continuing segregation after it had been declared illegal. Since they were private, they could let in/keep out whoever they wanted. And in fact, it's been demonstrated that so-called "school choice" programs also further segregation in education still today.

I met a guy my freshman year at college who had done 2 years at Bob Jones U., which is one of the most conservative religious colleges in the country (he was raised in a crazy religious household and sort of brainwashed into thinking it was a good idea). When we met, BJU still had a rule against interracial dating.
29 days ago - Saturday 1/19/19 - 4:54:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Anyway, he transferred to my university and said it was like the whole world opened up. And I went to a small school in a small, rural-ish town, so that's really saying something. He'd always gone to religious grade/high schools, and basically had to start learning most sciences at age 20. They were told the earth was 6,000 years old, humans lived with dinosaurs, evolution was the devil trying to tempt you, the whole deal. Just complete garbage as far as actual education. Also, he was gay, which basically caused him unbelievable amounts of stress over thinking he was damned to hell, even as a child. It's basically borderline child abuse what some of these schools do, yet it's allowed to be substituted for an actual education.

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