While I was gone, reader Leanna came out as an atheist!
Who’s Leanna? A homeschooling mother living in Kentucky. (So this cant be easy for her.)
… I could join one of several wonderful homeschooling co-ops that are available in the area, if I were willing to sign a statement of faith and either teach my children creationism, or teach them to lie and say they believed in it. Neither route is acceptable to me, as I am homeschooling with the goal of better education for my children, not with the goal of indoctrinating them.
It takes a lot of courage to go public in an environment like that, but Leanna’s teaching her children an important lesson: It’s important to stand up for what you believe in even when it’s not popular. You don’t have to be a jerk when you disagree, but confidence and a willing to defend yourself can go a long way.
*Applause* to her!