Substitute Leaves Note on Teacher’s Lesson Plan Urging Him to Expose Students to Creationism

According to a teacher in southern Wisconsin, when he came back to school after a day out of the classroom, his substitute had left a note for him on his lesson plans. It seems she wasn’t pleased with his questions about evolution.

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FFRF Files New Lawsuit Against Indiana School District That Kept Nativity Scene in Holiday Concert

In September, I posted about Concord High School in Indiana, where the holiday concert included a full-blown Nativity Play:

Despite a court order to stop it, the District still included a modified Nativity Play this past December, and it’s the subject of a new lawsuit.

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Christians Protest Tennessee High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance Group, Comparing It to ISIS

You would think we’re done with the days when the mere existence of a Gay-Straight Alliance group at a public high school was controversial. But Tennessee still exists. So, you know…

At Franklin County High School, a group of bigots plan to rally against the GSA tonight at a meeting of the school board, as if their complaints are going to get the group to move off campus.

John Wimley is a Christian who organized a Facebook page against the GSA group, saying that a pro-ISIS club wasn’t too far behind:

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Professor Who Said Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God Parts Ways with Wheaton College

Wheaton College officials have finally apologized to a professor after being mired in a controversy of their own creation.

It all began in December when Professor Larycia Hawkins wore a hijab (and posted a picture on Facebook) in solidarity with Muslim women, adding that Muslims and Christians believed in the same God. Wheaton officials said that statement — not the wearing of the hijab, they seemed to say through clenched teeth — potentially violated the evangelical Christian school’s Statement of Faith.

On Saturday, the schools president Philip Ryken announced that the school had reconciled with Hawkins, though she had decided she would no longer be working there.

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Colorado School Says No to Personalized Messages on Nameplates After Donor Requests Bible Verses

When people make a large donation to a university, they sometimes receive the opportunity to put their name on a building. On a smaller scale, too, schools will tell donors that if they make a certain-size donation, they’ll get to choose the inscription that goes on a brick (or something similar). This is all perfectly fine… until the school forgets there are limits to what can be inscribed.

Last year, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, a donor requested that a particular archway include a Bible verse. Because that promoted Christianity, the Freedom From Religion Foundation asked that it be taken down. The school ultimately decided to include an atheist inscription (and two other neutral ones), putting an end to the problem.

We’re now seeing a similar story play out at the Colorado School of Mines.

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