Will the Christian Right Speak Out Against This Politicization of Our Public Schools?

Tomorrow, thousands of students across the country will take part in the “Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity” by wearing red duct tape over their mouths or on their arms on behalf of all the babies who have been aborted. [Read more...]

Public School Teacher Orders Students to Pray to Jesus… and Keeps Her Job

If a public school teacher used class time to have her students pray to God and recite the Lord’s Prayer, what should be the punishment?

What if the teacher also put her priest on speakerphone so he could listen in?

And what if the teacher also had her kids re-enact scenes from Jesus’ life? [Read more...]

After Christian Hate Group Protests Anti-Bullying Event, Schools Are Starting to Cave in to Their Demands

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about how the American Family Association was urging parents to keep their kids at home on “Mix It Up at Lunch” Day, an event sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center that encourages students to break from their cliques for a day and eat lunch with different people. The goal is to meet new people and make new friends whom you might not otherwise have known. It’s a laudable goal.

The problem, according to the AFA, was that this was really just a thinly-veiled attempt by the SPLC to promote homosexuality. [Read more...]

Did You Know We Have a Forum on This Site?

I don’t mention it very often, but there’s a very active Friendly Atheist Forum (with well over 4,000 members) that allows readers to have much more in-depth conversations on the issues raised on this site — as well as a bunch of other interesting topics, too. I consider it an extension of this site and [Read More...]

We Are Not Monsters: A Film

Student filmmakers Ethan Sigmon and Sam West are working on a documentary that portrays atheists as the good people we are — not the evil ones we’re made out to be. Their film is called “We Are Not Monsters” and they’re trying to raise the money they need to make this project great. A clip [Read More...]


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