Mississippi Elementary School Principal Tells Teachers to Walk Kids Through Lobby… Right Past the Gideons Bibles

The Rankin County School District in Mississippi has violated the law and promoted religion multiple times over the past couple of years. And they still haven’t learned their lesson.

This time, at Northwest Rankin Elementary School, teachers apparently walked students through a lobby where the Gideons were handing out copies of the Bible — on the principal’s orders.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center was quick to react:

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Religious References on Georgia High School’s New Monument Will Be Covered Up or Removed, Says School Board

Last month, I posted about a Christian monument in front of the newly-renovated Madison County High School in Danielsville, Georgia:



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Jewish Students Lead Charge to Remove Jewish Religious Symbol from a Wisconsin High School

A sukkah is a hut covered by things like palm leaves built for the Jewish festival of Sukkot.

Some Jewish students at Nicolet High School in Wisconsin built one recently and they wanted to keep it in the school’s courtyard… but you can see the problem with that: it’d be a religious display on government property, akin to Christian students putting up a Nativity scene at the school.

What’s really interesting, though, is that it was fellow Jewish students who led the charge to have it removed:

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Texas A&M Now Holds University-Supported Prayers Before Football Games

Over the weekend, before Texas A&M lost to Ole Miss, the Aggies held not one, not two, but three separate prayers on the field before kickoff. The first two were led by Student Body President Kyle Kelly. The third was led by Memorial Student Center President Ryan Trantham.

Kelly said the idea originated from the South Carolina game when he noticed how the Gamecocks led a prayer before the game. He said he liked the idea, but didn’t think anything more of it.

The following week, Kelly said he received a phone call from Regent Jim Schwertner, who asked if Kelly had also noticed the gameday prayer.

“Our school has got such time honored traditions and values and I thought why aren’t we doing that?” Schwertner said.

Because it’s illegal, that’s why.

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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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