Americus: A Graphic Novel Centered Around Book Banning

Remember when the Harry Potter books were still in their prime and you’d hear about those Christian parents trying to ban the series from local and school libraries? What do you do if those are your parents? Or your best friend’s parents? And how do you go about changing their minds? That’s the crux of [Read More...]

A CliffsNotes Koran

it turns out when you simplify the Koran, it’s still something you want to avoid: You can see the rest of the strip here. (via Jesus & Mo) [Read more...]

When the Second Child is Only the Beginning…

Suppose you’re pregnant. Suppose it’s your second child. Suppose you tell a friend about it. It’s going to be a boy. You already have a girl. What’s the appropriate reaction from your friend? Perhaps, “Congratulations! You have one of each now!” Libby Anne comes from a Quiverfull family, though, and that reaction is far from [Read More...]

Bible Man Better Be Able to Deflect Lawsuits

For decades now, Horace Turner (a.k.a. “Bible Man”) has been making appearances in Jackson County elementary schools in Alabama. When the Freedom From Religion Foundation received a complaint from a local parent, they sent the school district a letter informing them of the problem and asking that they put a stop to the in-school proselytizing. [Read More...]

Cranston School District Owes ACLU $173,000

That’s the amount of money the Rhode Island ACLU has billed the Cranston School District for their court costs. And they’re being generous: In a release, Steve Brown, executive director of the RIACLU, said the amount includes major discounts for hours of work by volunteer attorneys Lynette Labinger and Thomas Bender. He also said the [Read More...]