Two More Students Punished for Not Standing During the Pledge of Allegiance

A seventh grader in the San Jacinto Unified School District in California was reprimanded by his teacher (Mr. Burns) this week after he remained seated during the Pledge of Allegiance. As usual, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center was on it:



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Student at Christian Boarding School Beaten Up by Staff Members Because He Was “Talking to a Girl”

Abundant Life Academy in Eastern Virginia is a Christian boarding school for “struggling teens” and its mission is to help those teens by “equipping them to live a life of love, acceptance and forgiveness as modeled by Biblical principles and the life of Jesus Christ.”

So you really have to wonder why four staff members physically abused one of those students (with the cameras rolling) earlier this year:



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The Story of the Canadian Wilderness Guide Who Experienced Anti-Christian Discrimination is a Hoax (Kind of…)

Just the other day, I posted a story about a young river rafting guide,
Bethany Paquette, who applied for a job at Amaruk Wilderness Corp.… only to be rejected because she attended Trinity Western University, a Christian school in British Columbia known for its anti-gay theology.



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Atheist Who Convinced PA School Board to Stop Reciting the Lord’s Prayer in 2012 Returns to Apologize

Two years ago, Ernest Perce V (below, the Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists at the time) and Carl Silverman (of the PA Nonbelievers) tried to convince the Greencastle-Antrim School District board members to drop the Lord’s Prayer, a 50-year-old tradition.

And it worked! The board members realized they weren’t going to win this battle, so they stopped fighting it.

Last week, when the school board held its regular meeting, Ernest Perce was there once again… but for a very different and surprising reason.

He came to apologize:

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Todd Phelps, Mayoral Candidate in Austin, Texas, Supports Teacher-Led Prayers in School

Todd Phelps wants to become the next mayor of Austin, Texas. Austin, if you’re unfamiliar, is known as “an island of blue in a sea of red” — it’s very liberal and thankfully so.

So you have to wonder why Phelps thinks putting prayer back in public schools will lead him to victory.

In an interview with KXAN News, he said (at the 8:22 mark below) that he wants to put “voluntary faculty-led prayer” back in school, adding that he hopes it becomes a model for the nation:



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