South Dakota Legislator: Evolution is “Racist, Counter-Scientific, Faith-Based and Blind to the Self-Evident”

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a bill proposed by South Dakota legislators — Senate Bill 114 — that would allow Creationism and climate change-denial to make their way into public school classrooms.

The bill would:

… create an environment within all elementary and secondary schools that encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills, and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about scientific subjects taught in curriculum and coursework

That all sounds well and good… until you get to this part:

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Todd Starnes Flips Out After Student Told Not to Say “God Bless America” During Morning Announcements

For several weeks, the student-led morning announcements at Yulee High School in Florida ended with the words “God Bless America.” (As if the Pledge wasn’t enough?)

So the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center wrote a letter to school officials explaining the problem:



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After Satanists Planned to Give Away Coloring Books, Florida School Board Votes to End All Religious Distributions

In January of 2013, World Changers of Florida, Inc. held Bible distributions at a number of public high schools in Orange County, Florida. No student would be forced to take one, but there would be a table set up where interested students could take a copy if they wanted: This alone could have been illegal, [Read More…]

Lawsuit Alleges That Georgia Teacher Told Child Not to Listen To His Mother Because She Doesn’t Believe in God

According to a damning new lawsuit from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, officials at Swainsboro Primary School (in Georgia) not only had children praying to the Christian God, they effectively punished the children of atheist parents by removing them from the classroom as these prayers occurred.

The plaintiffs are anonymous in the lawsuit but the children are going by the names “Jamie” and “Jesse”:

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Christian Athletes Perform Acrobatic Dunk Show for Public School Students, but Did They Also “Share the Gospel” with Them?

For some reason, Forest Elementary School (in Bedford County, Virginia) invited a group of college athletes to put on a basketball dunking show for the students.

The group was from Liberty University.

How do you think that played out?



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