January 23, 2009 | 12:36 pm
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It’s called National Religious Freedom Day, but this year the superintendent for schools in Collier County, Fla., wouldn’t let a familiar face, Jerry Rutherford, hand out Bibles at the local high school:
“This rejection is a slap in the face,” Rutherford said. “The decision to deny access to community groups that are religious in nature is censorship and bias.”
There’s no indication that any other religious texts were welcomed onto campus. Maybe it’s supposed to be called Freedom From Religion Day.
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January 21, 2009 | 7:44 pm
After enjoying a wonderful pastrami sandwich at Langer’s deli, in Los Angeles’ forgotten formerly Jewish neighborhood of MacArthur Park, I walked past this mural on the side of a Salvadoran restaurant. I’ve walked past the mural of Pope John Paul II many times before, but something different struck me about it this time. It felt both completely out of place and altogether beautiful at the same time. Not sure why.
If I remember correctly, the mural was painted to honor the late pontiff on his 1987 visit to L.A.
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