News of the Day – February 3rd
Michigan School Suspends Student For View On Homosexuality
A Michigan high school student who was suspended for calling homosexuality a “sin” and for failing to report his classmates’ inappropriate jokes filed a federal lawsuit last week, claiming the school’s actions violated his constitutional rights. David Stout, a junior at Plainwell High School in Plainwell, Mich., was suspended for three days last fall for allegedly violating the school’s bullying/cyberbullying/harassment policy. Stout says he was only stating his Christian beliefs and that the conversation was private. Stout is a member of the football team and the band. The Great Lakes Justice Center is representing the family. Read more about the suspension here.
“The View” Suspends Host Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg found herself in hot water and suspended for two weeks over comments claiming that the Holocaust wasn’t based on race. On “The View,” the daytime talk show she co-hosts, they discussed the recent controversy over a Tennessee school board’s decision to ban “Maus,” the iconic graphic memoir about the Holocaust. The genocide was “not about race,” Goldberg said, insisting instead that it was about “man’s inhumanity to man.” And it involved “two white groups of people.” The comments immediately went viral and struck a nerve, leading to what Goldberg described as a deluge of accusations of antisemitism and Holocaust denial, and criticism from groups like the Anti-Defamation League. Read more about the suspension here.
An Arizona Woman Claims To Have Met Jesus Face To Face
An Arizona woman claims to have gone to heaven and met Jesus Christ face to face after suffering a near-death experience. On February 12th, 2018, Tina Hines suffered a sudden heart attack, rendering her unconscious. Despite resuscitation attempts by paramedics while on the way to the hospital, Tina remained unresponsive for over 20 minutes. But doctors were able to bring her back with use of defibrillation. Regaining consciousness, Hines wrote a message saying, “I-T-S-R-E-A-L.” She stated, “I just wanted to share that I saw Jesus face to face and the unbelievable rest and peacefulness of what I was experiencing was Jesus standing there with His arms open wide, and right behind Jesus standing there was this incredible glow it was the most vibrant and beautiful yellow.” Read more about her experience here.
Flying Car Certified As Airworthy To Fly
A flying car capable of converting from a road to an air vehicle has been granted an airworthiness certification in Slovakia, as its makers eye mass manufacturing. The Slovak Transport Authority awarded the AirCar by Klein Vision a Certificate of Airworthiness earlier this week, after the vehicle completed more than 70 hours of successful flight testing. The AirCar is a dual-mode vehicle with a petrol engine that can convert from a car to an aircraft at the push of a button. Last June, this car deployed some mechanical wings and took off from a runway in the city of Nitra in Slovakia, and landed in Bratislava 35 minutes later. After it folded up its wings, the exotic-looking sports car drove off down the highway. Read more about the car here.