Jessica Ahlquist on How We Can Fight Religion in Public Schools

This is one of the talks that had everyone buzzing at the Secular Student Alliance conference last month: Jessica Ahlquist talking about her lawsuit, what she’s had to go through with her peers since going public with her atheism, and why we all need to help out young atheists.

Carve out time to watch this.

I can’t wait to see how many high school atheist groups pop up over the next couple years. Imagine having students like Jessica (and Damon Fowler and Harrison Hopkins and Zach Kopplin) in place all over the country, ready to be the voice of reason when someone tries to push religion into public schools.

(via Blag Hag)

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    Here’s a link that works from the SSA

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  • Anonymous

    I love Jessica! She is awesome. Long may she keep fighting the good fight. Of course in an ideal world she wouldn’t have to.

  • Kerekes Dávid

    This is crazy. I’m an atheist (openly, and almost alone) in a Catholic school in Hungary, but if anyone was to mock me with that (aside from respectfully reasoning against me, that goes on all the time), I couldn’t think of a teacher (or classmate I have to say) who wouldn’t stand up to my freedom of opinion and speech.