Ohio Supreme Court Will Hear Case from Creationist Teacher Wanting ‘Academic Freedom’ in Science Class

I thought we heard the last of John Freshwater, the Creationist middle school teacher who branded his students with a cross, after he got fired and his appeal was rejected last November. But his lawyers filed another appeal and the Ohio Supreme Court has elected to hear it. Freshwater openly admitted to teaching Creationism in [Read More...]

Let Them Learn Bullshit!

The problem of the public funding of religious schools — let alone those explicitly promoting Creationism — seems so self-evident to even the most lightly secular of us, that it can be shocking to see how those on the other side view the entire issue. We’ve heard time and time again the arguments for vouchers [Read More...]

Texas Republicans Oppose Teaching Kids Critical Thinking in School Because It ‘Undermines Parental Authority’

The Republican Party of Texas recently adopted their 2012 platform (PDF)… it’s full of all sorts of horrible ideas (faith-based drug rehab, repealing the minimum wage, no gay people in the military), but one portion of it really sticks out if you care about educating children: “We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills [Read More...]

Judge Tells Christian Counseling Student That Her School Was Right to Punish Her for Wanting to Convert Gay Clients

It was only a week ago when the Michigan House of Representatives passed the “Julea Ward freedom of conscience act,” an act that would ban schools from punishing, say, Christian counseling students who don’t want to help gay clients. Ward wasn’t the only Christian who refused to help people because of their sexual orientation. Jennifer [Read More...]

If the Christians Can Teach About the Loch Ness Monster, So Can We

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