Thursday, October 29, 2015

Open line. Plus: Child found dead in washing machine; government religion in El Dorado

Posted By on Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 3:43 PM


Here's the Thursday open line and video roundup: Also:

* CHILD DEATH: The State Police say they are investigating the death of a Hampton three-year-old. The girl was found inside a washing machine in a Hampton residence Wednesday afternoon. An autopsy is being conducted on the cause of the girl's death.

* GOVERNMENT SPONSORED RELIGION: The Patheos website notes the "nasty habit" of El Dorado City Government and the El Dorado Police Department using Facebook pages to post Bible verses. The Freedom from Religion Foundation objected. City officials told them to jump in the lake, they weren't promoting one religion. (It just that anybody with any sense knows in El Do if you don't want to say you're a Christian best to keep quiet about it.) Since El Dorado continues to use its official message board to promote Christianity, the Foundation has encourage atheists to make posts to the page. The city may reach out to some of the ill-informed legal allliances that work in the name of religion in public life, no matter the Constitution (see Kim Davis). Some comments are coming in, such as these on police department page under a picture with phrase "God Bless America."

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And on the city page, under a post on how to contact aldermen:

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