Teacher Physically Lifts First-Grader Out of His Seat Because He Won’t Stand for the Pledge

If there are ever problems when a student doesn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, it’s usually involves a teacher making a snide comment about it or threatening punishment.

But until now, I’ve never heard of a teacher physically lifting a student out of his seat because he wouldn’t stand up. That’s what happened to a first-grader in the New Town Public School District in North Dakota, according to the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center:

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Third Time’s a Charm for the Least Offensive Atheist Ad Ever

More than two years ago, atheist Justin Vacula and the NEPA Freethought Society attempted to place the following ad on buses in the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) in Pennsylvania:

That’s almost literally the least offensive atheist ad ever. It says the word… and little else.

COLTS rejected the ad, calling it too “controversial.”

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Having Been Denied the Chance to Deliver Invocations, Atheists Will Soon Protest a Rowlett (TX) City Council Meeting

In 2010, the Rowlett City Council in Texas changed their prayer policy. They used to have Christian prayers, then the Freedom From Religion Foundation warned them of the repercussions of doing that, so the council opted to go with non-sectarian prayers.

But since the town is predominantly Christian, those “non-sectarian” prayers turned out to be almost all Christian prayers, anyway.

Local atheists called them out on it last year:

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Days After Eliminating Invocations, Winter Garden City Commissioners (FL) Ask Their Lawyer for a Do-Over

You may recall that Mayor John Rees, the leader of the Winter Garden City Commissioners (in Florida), kicked atheist Joseph Richardson out of a meeting a couple of weeks ago after he refused to stand for the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:

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Scientists Discover Fossil of an Ancient Crocoduck. Your Move, Kirk Cameron…

In 2007, just before taking part in a debate on Nightline, Creationist Kirk Cameron went on The O’Reilly Factor and explained that evolution was nonsense because there were no transitional fossils to be found.

He went on to claim that, if evolution were true, we would see a hybrid between a crocodile and a duck.

A crocoduck.

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