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America's Best Christian Mrs. Betty Bowers Won't Be the Next Pope: VIDEO


Although Pope Benedict is resigning because he's "too pooped to Pope" Mrs. Betty Bowers won't be stepping in to fill his Prada shoes.


Posted Feb. 15,2013 at 8:50 AM EST by in Betty Bowers, Catholic Church, Evangelical Christians, Evangelicals, News, Pope Benedict | Permalink | Comments (4)

Gay Missouri Teen Told He Can't Bring Male Date to Prom: VIDEO

UPDATE: School reverses, story here.

Another discriminatory school situation, this time in Scott County, Missouri, where a senior high school student is not being allowed to bring a male date to the prom, KFVS reports:

DawsonDawson asked Scott County Central administrators if he could bring his same-sex date to the senior prom.

"The school board says since it was in the handbook it could be awhile before it was changed, and I probably would not be able to bring my date," said Dawson.

The handbook states, "High School students will be permitted to invite one guest, girls invite boys and boys invite girls."

"We looked at the policy and realized it was blatantly unconstitutional," said Alesdair Ittelson. Ittelson is a staff attorney for the civil rights group Southern Poverty Law Center. Ittelson sent a letter to Scott County Central School District Officials requesting them to change the handbook.

"It tells LGBT students that they don't deserve the same rights as their heterosexual peers, and that's not right and that's not constitutional," said Ittelson.

Watch the KFVS report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Feb. 15,2013 at 8:40 AM EST by in Discrimination, Education, Missouri, News | Permalink | Comments (15)

Hundreds Injured as Meteors Rain Down on Russia: VIDEOS


Bright objects reported to be meteors captured on dozens of CCTV cameras rained down over central Russia today and more than 500 have been injured by explosions caused by the space objects, Reuters reports:

MeteorPeople heading to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a shockwave according to a Reuters correspondent in the industrial city 1,500 km (950 miles) east of Moscow.

A fireball blazed across the horizon, leaving a long white trail in its wake which could be seen as far as 200 km (125 miles) away in Yekaterinburg. Car alarms went off, windows shattered and mobile phone networks were interrupted.

Most of the people were injured due to breaking glass, the NYT adds. The Guardian has an F.A.Q.

Watch the insane videos, AFTER THE JUMP...


Posted Feb. 15,2013 at 7:38 AM EST by in News, Russia, Space | Permalink | Comments (32)


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