Pastor Arrested | Austin ISD Curriculum | Harriet Movie Debut
Sean Vaughn November 4, 2019
A Tennessee pastor was arrested in India, due to alleged religious targeting. The pastor was given a large sum of money to travel, and hold large Christian conferences’. His attorney claims that the pastor was permitted to fly, but not given a form to claim the money, causing officials to flag and arrest him upon his arrival. He was denied visitation from the U.S. Consulate or his attorney. After six days in jail, he was offered a hearing and released on bail; however, authorities took away his passport, thereby detaining him in the country. A petition has been circling and now has over 65,000 signatures asking for his release.
The city of Austin continues to stir controversy over cities new rules, and bans. The Austin Independent School District unanimously agreed to introduce a new controversial sex education curriculum that discusses gender identity and sexual orientation. Parents on both sides are concerned about the bill, due the “encouragement” sections that promote children, to engage in traditional, oral and other sexual activities in the 3rd grade. The bill, if passed would become part of the ISD’s curriculum in 2020 school year.
Harriet, a brand new movie that hit theaters November 1st, depicts her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the underground railroad. The film features Cynthia Erivo as Harriet, and the movie is rated PG-13 for violence and language.