This is How Much Damage Anti-Vaxxers Have Caused Around the World

Are you having a good day today? Let’s fix that.

The Council on Foreign Relations has put together a map showing where all the vaccine-preventable diseases are all over the world. The fact that there are large circles *anywhere* should be horrifying.

Whooping cough, people. Whooping cough.

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Alabama School District: We Totally Want to Keep Christian Prayers Before Football Games, but the Law Says We Can’t

It’s hard to believe that some public high schools still have explicitly Christian prayers before football games… and even harder to believe that no one has the knowledge or courage to report it.

But that’s what was happening in Alabama’s Piedmont City School District until the Freedom From Religion Foundation stepped in this past March:

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Ohio School District May “Sell” Abandoned Building Worth $1,200,000 to Local Church for $1

In 1912, a high school was built on 29 acres of land in Monroe, Ohio. That building is no longer used and now sits in complete disarray, but treating it for asbestos and demolishing it would require more than $1,000,000 that the Monroe Local School District Board of Education doesn’t want to spend.

The board has three options for what they can do with the building: They can sell it to the city (likely for an amount far less than its appraised value), demolish the building, or sell it to the Monroe First Church of God for (literally) a buck.

Oh, by the way, board member Tim Carpenter (below) happens to be a member of that church…



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I’ve Never Had Them Grilled…

They finally opened a restaurant for atheists in Boston!



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California School District Apologizes to Student Reprimanded for Sitting During the Pledge

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a seventh grader in the San Jacinto Unified School District in California. He was reprimanded by his teacher after remaining seated during the Pledge of Allegiance. As usual, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center was on it:



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