High School Teacher Sues Her District After They Tell Her to Stop Proselytizing to Students

Joelle Silver, a science teacher in the Cheektowaga Central School District in New York who also doubles as the faculty sponsor for the school’s Bible Study Club, has no idea where to draw the line between being a public school teacher and being a representative of her church. Prompted by a student’s complaint to the [Read More...]

All Forms of ID Go Against My Religious Beliefs

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I Love This High School Newspaper’s Article About the Rise of the ‘Nones’

My favorite part of the whole layout may be that beautiful modified image of a dollar bill referencing our shifting demographics: [Read more...]

School District Will Allow Giant Picture of Jesus to Remain Hanging in Middle School

The administrators at Jackson Middle School (in Jackson, Ohio) have decided to keep the giant picture of Jesus hanging on a wall in their school:

After receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation asking them to remove the painting, the school officials had to weigh whether it was worth defending a sign that had been hanging for 75 years (“Tradition!”)… or avoid a costly lawsuit and do what’s right for the students by taking it down.

Last night, the school board announced that they would throw away money that could be spent on their kids’ education by leaving the picture up there and eventually losing a lawsuit. (Though they probably didn’t use those exact words…) [Read more...]

Apply for the 2013 American Atheists Scholarship!

If you’re a college student (or a high school senior about to enter college), American Atheists has some money for you!

If you’ve done any activism this past year individually or with a group, if you’ve written letters-to-the-editor which were published, if you were an outspoken atheist in some way or another, you should think about applying.

The winner receives a $2,000 scholarship. The runner-up receives $1,000. And there is also an LGBT-specific scholarship worth $1,000: [Read more...]


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