Last week, we learned that high school science teacher Brandon Pettenger of Arroyo Grande High School in California was showing students the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate in class, in addition to having them summarize blog posts on Creationist websites.
Pettenger said he did this in order to “present both sides of the argument” to students — as if one form of anti-evolution nonsense takes precedence over all the others.
New Zealand Church Kicks Out Tai Chi Class for Elderly Women for Threatening Members’ “Spiritual Wellbeing”
For the past five years, about twenty older women (many with arthritis) have met in Central Southland Presbyterian Parish to practice tai chi. It’s a great form of exercise and the space was perfect.
Last year, a YouTube channel was created with content aimed directly at a Middle Eastern viewing audience. Free Mind TV is edited and produced in the U.S., but it’s filmed in a secret location in Egypt, using a green screen to fake a larger studio.
Ex-Muslim host Ahmed Harqan hopes the show can reach other viewers in a place where it’s increasingly difficult to be an open atheist.