A high-school girl musician who wanted to play Ave Maria on her saxophone at a school function in Everett, Wash., was denied that by school authorities and the courts because of the separation of church and state. The lower-court ruling upholding this denial is not serious enough for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case.
Two high-school lesbians demand the right to attend their high-school prom as a couple, one in a tuxedo and the other in a dress. The school said "no;" the courts said "yes."
A U.S. congressman, Bart Stupak, who professes to be against the killing of unborn babies (abortion) agreed to vote "yes" on a congressional law that would require all citizens to contribute to the payment for abortions. He then voted in favor of the bill when President Obama told him he, the president, would let the provision stay but would issue an executive order that federal funds would not be used for abortions. If that was the president's wish, he would have had it removed from the proposed bill.
The congressman is not stupid, nor does he have the religious beliefs he professed -- he's just a no-good politician.