Mississippi Students Protest Their District’s Opposition to the Formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance Group

Last week, I posted about Rankin County School District in Mississippi and how Superintendent Lynn Weathersby (below) was doing everything in his power to prevent a Gay-Straight Alliance from forming at Brandon High School:



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Indiana State Senators Propose Bill That Would Allow Teaching of Creationism in Public Schools

Indiana State Senators Jeff Raatz and Dennis Kruse are sponsoring a bill, Senate Bill 562, that will allow Creationism and climate change-denial to make their way into the classroom.

Of course, they don’t say that explicitly:

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Conservative Professor and Colleagues Say They’ll Take Lashes on Raif Badawi’s Behalf

While Saudi blogger Raif Badawi (below) is only 50 lashes into his 1,000-lashes punishment for the “crime” of “insulting Islam,” a group of Americans have made an unusual offer on his behalf:



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Atheist Billboard Goes Up in Riverside, California

A new billboard up in Riverside, California marks the launch of the Inland Empire Coalition of Reason, made up of seven separate organizations:



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Richard Dawkins Reads His Hate Mail… Again

A few years ago, Richard Dawkins read some of his hate mail from loving Christians and it was glorious.

Now, he’s done it again. It involves him reading a lot of nasty slurs, learning about his own sexual predilections, and trying to figure out how to properly pronounce “bee-yotch.”



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