High School Administrator in North Carolina Blocks Formation of Atheist Club Because It Wouldn’t ‘Fit In’

Last summer, the Secular Student Alliance formed a strategic partnership with the Freedom From Religion Foundation in order to protect the rights of young atheists. It was a match made in hell, in all the right ways.

Looks like that partnership is being put to use thanks to a developing situation in North Carolina, where administrators at Pisgah High School in Canton are refusing to allow an atheist club to form:

After first meeting with Assistant Principal Connie Weeks, the student was told that Weeks needed to “look into” the formation of the group. At subsequent meetings, the student was told by Weeks that they should just join a different club, because the secular club didn’t “fit in” to the community at Pisgah High School, and there were no faculty sponsors available — despite the Equal Access Act stating that if a sponsor couldn’t be found, the administration is required to assign one.


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Answering ‘Questioning Darwin’

I didn’t watch the HBO documentary “Questioning Darwin” the other night, but it’s okay because Dusty Smith rage-watched it for all of us (NSFW language):



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Once Again, Congressman Rush Holt Recognizes Darwin Day in the House of Representatives

Yesterday, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) took to the House floor to speak in honor of Charles Darwin in honor of his 205th birthday — just weeks after introducing H. Res. 467 (viewable here) recognizing today as Darwin Day:



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What Should a Religious Couple Do When One of Them Becomes an Atheist?

Suppose that you were religious when you got married but you eventually began to question your faith… What if, years down the line, you had a conversation like this with your still-religious partner?

“Could you see yourself still being married to me if I were no longer a Christian?” I asked.

After a brief stunned silence, she replied: “Well, I don’t know how to answer that because that wouldn’t be you.”

Gulp. I ventured a little further. “Well, what if it were me? What if I weren’t a believer anymore? Could you still see us together?”

After a long thoughtful pause, she answered: “But that’s not the man I married. That wouldn’t be you.”

Neil Carter had that experience and it led to him and his wife visiting a counselor… from their church. Which didn’t exactly work out:



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Why Can’t Those Atheists Be Nicer?

Mike Lee created this (parody) music video of Christians mocking atheists… even though it was made by an atheist… who’s mocking Christians… okay, my head hurts. But I still laughed my way through the whole thing (NSFW images/language):



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