How Did These Christian Books End Up in a Public Elementary School’s Book Fair?

Reader Jessica went to her daughter’s public elementary school in Wichita, Kansas yesterday for a book fair. What she found was something of a shock to her: She writes: They had a whole section of Christian books geared towards children. There were no other books of any other religion at the book fair. It was [Read More…]

The Difference Between Alligators and Crocodiles…

At least we know what alligators and crocodiles have in common. They’re both obviously atheists. (Thanks to Dan for the link!) [Read more…]

Update on the Cranston West High School God Banner Lawsuit

This is the religious banner currently hanging in the auditorium of Rhode Island’s Cranston High School West: Our Heavenly Father. Grant us each day the desire to do our best. To grow mentally and morally as well as physically. To be kind and helpful to our classmates and teachers. To be honest with ourselves as [Read More…]

The Diversity Skeptics Rarely Talk About: Part 2

Back in July, I mentioned that Dr. Austin Dacey, author of The Secular Conscience, had written an article about how Skeptics need to branch out a lot more when it comes to issues we care about: The titles vary across skeptics meetings, but at the core are the now-familiar topics: psychics, monsters, ghosts, UFOs, creationism, [Read More…]

Young Atheists Are Uniting with the Help of Tolerant Teachers

The Southern Poverty Law Center puts out a magazine called Teaching Tolerance a couple times a year. It’s aimed at educators, letting them know how they can be inclusive and accepting of all kinds of minorities. The Fall, 2011 issue has a wonderful article by Victoria Lim called “The Unaffiliated Unite” — it’s about the [Read More…]