In Town Where Supreme Court Case Originated, Atheist Will Deliver Invocation at Greece (NY) Board Meeting

From 1999 through 2007, Christians delivered every single invocation prayer at the meetings of the Greece (New York) Town Board. They weren’t prayers to a generic “God” either — they were specifically praying to Jesus Christ and the God of Christianity. Even after town residents Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens spoke out against the practice, [Read More...]

New Zealand Pastafarian Wears Colander in Driver’s License Picture, Much to the Delight of Everyone

I’m still amused every time someone gets in the news for wearing a colander on his head (and it’s always a “he”) in order to highlight the concessions made to religious people.

Austrian Niko Alm first did it in 2011:

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Why Is This Colorado School District Promoting a Christian Mission Trip?

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center just sent a letter to the Douglas County School District in Colorado detailing extensive evidence that district officials at Highlands Ranch High School and Cougar Run Elementary School, in their capacities as district employees, were promoting Christianity and raising money for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ mission trip.

The FCA made it clear why they were going to Guatemala: “… our group’s primary goal is to share the love and hope of Jesus.” Which is fine. They’re allowed to do that. But make no mistake: This trip, by their own admission, was about proselytizing, first and foremost.

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UK Government Clarifies That Creationism Cannot be Taught as Valid Science in Publicly-Funded Schools

Tucked away in new UK government regulations guiding all publicly-funded schools is a welcome reminder that Creationism isn’t science — and legally cannot be taught as such.

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High Court of Australia Invalidates Federally-Funded School Chaplaincy Program

Ron Williams (below) wanted his children to attend a secular school in Australia, so you can imagine his surprise when his children told him they were attending “assemblies where the chaplain presided and a rap song was played extolling the virtues of chaplains over teachers as adults kids could trust.”

As it turned out, it was all part of a program funded by the country’s government. In fact, since 2007, schools could be eligible for up to $20,000 if they began or extended chaplaincy services.

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