With many religions in American public life it is getting increasingly difficult for public schools to manage their calendars around days off linked to religious holidays. One school district raised eyebrows by including a Muslim holiday. One school district has decided to scrap them altogether. In some ways it does appear to be all or nothing. Either include all religions or none at all. What's a school district to do?
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Tuesday's Sun features the story of Kent Gramm, who is losing his job as a college English professor after 20 years because he refuses to tell his employer personal details about his divorce. Of course, when your employer is Wheaton College, you know when you sign up that you've got to stick to the moral high road. What do you think of Gramm's decision to resign rather than explain why his 30-year marriage ended?
An attorney for Neuqua Valley High School sophomore Alexander Nuxoll says the Alliance Defense Fund will appeal a judge's ruling that Indian Prairie School District 204 officials were correct in banning a student from wearing a T-shirt that says, "Be Happy, Not Gay."
What do you think of the controversy?
The editors and moderators of Potluck wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. While we take a couple days off to enjoy the holidays with our families and friends, we remind you of this other occasion when opposing factions ceased hostilities, if only for a short while:
On Christmas Day 1914, the first Christmas of The Great War, an amazing cessation of hostilities took place in some sections of the British front-line. Below is the account of the truce in the Sailly - Armentiers sector manned by George Anderson, George Gordon, William Milne, Alexander Pirie and their comrades of 6th Btn, The Gordon Highlanders.
Evangelist Elmer "Joe" Christopherson of Oswego says Naperville violated his rights to free speech and freedom of religion when he was handed a ticket on Sept. 2 for unlawful display of a noncommercial sign within 10 feet of pavement. Who do you think is right -- the city or the preacher?
If you had the misfortune of driving through the busy intersection of Ogden Avenue and Washington Street in the heart of Naperville at midday Friday, you witnessed some shocking and graphic photos of aborted fetuses.
By Ted Slowik
It's the worst possible label to pin on an innocent person. Better to be called a thief, a liar, maybe even murderer, anything but child molester. Once you've been accused -- even if the claim turns out to be completely fabricated -- some people will never look at you the same way again.
Local clergy announced Wednesday they will host a panel discussion: "In the Image of God: Religious Perspectives on Homosexuality, Politics and the Bible." The panel discussion will take place May 20 at 7 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 25 E. Benton St., Naperville.