Atheists in Florida Will Distribute Godless Literature in Local High Schools This Thursday

Back in January, World Changers of Florida, Inc. held a Bible distribution at a number of high schools in Orange County. How was that legal? Well, the rules were that the Bibles would just be placed on a table, no student would be forced to take one, and no representatives from the group would be talking with students. Daniel Koster, a student at Wekiva High School, posted about the distribution on this site.

Now, in response to that giveaway, the Central Florida Freethought Community is hosting one of their own — they will be distributing non-tracts from the Freedom From Religion Foundation this Thursday:

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The Christian Sermon That Public School Students Were Forced to Listen To

Last week, we found out that members of Pinelake Baptist Church in Mississippi seemingly extended the boundaries of their church to Northwest Rankin High School, where they hosted a mandatory assembly all about how students need to accept Jesus in their lives.

After not receiving a reply from administrators, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center has filed a lawsuit against the district and the school’s principal Charles Frazier.

Even more fascinating is the plaintiff: M.B. is only 16, a junior at the high school. Because she can’t file the lawsuit herself, her 18-year-old friend Alexis Smith, a member of the AHA, is helping her out.

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Christian Minister Offers $1,000 to First Student Who Prays to Jesus at High School Graduation in Florida District

Last month, the St. Johns County School Board (Florida) considered adopting a policy that would let high school seniors deliver “inspirational” messages during graduation ceremonies. Inspirational, of course, is just a code word for prayer.

Gordon Klingenschmitt, a former U.S. Navy chaplain, has taken a unique approach: He’ll give money to the first student who prays to Jesus during the district’s graduation ceremony:

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A Project to Help Homeschooling Humanists

Guess what?

(Are you sitting for this?)

Not all parents who homeschool their children are Christian.

(I’ll give you a minute to digest that.)

It’s true! There are a lot of atheist parents who homeschool their children (for any number of reasons) but there’s a major problem with that: A lot of the material made for homeschooled kids is written from a Young Earth Creationist, the-Bible-must-be-true perspective, such as books from A Beka or BJU Press.

KellyAnne Kitchin and Jenn Gauthier have both dealt with that situation in their own lives and they want to make things easier for other parents like them. It’s true that secular textbook writers are out there, but their books can be expensive and, to quote KellyAnne, “used copies often command a much higher price” than used Christian textbooks.

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More Background on That Fourth-Grader’s Creationist Science Quiz

On Reddit and the atheist blogosphere, this image was circulating last week:

It’s supposedly a fourth grade science test from a private school a South Carolina. But we don’t exactly know which school because the submitter wouldn’t say. He said he got the quiz from his friend whose daughter attends the school and they’d like to keep that information under wraps (for the sake of the daughter) until the year ends.

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