Two High School Students Investigate How a Pro-Creationism Cartoon Ended Up in a Biology Teacher’s Lesson

Here’s an illustration that literally comes out of Creationist Ken Ham‘s playbook:

It shows how accepting evolution — or “reject[ing] God’s Word,” as Ham puts it — leads to homosexuality, abortion, racism, divorce, pornography, and euthanasia. (I’m pretty sure Ham is the guy atop the Creation Castle, grinning while shooting the wrong way because he has no idea what the hell is going on.)

Anyway, I bring this up because a version of that slide appeared in a PowerPoint presentation during Anquinette Jones‘ freshman biology class at Grady High School in Atlanta:



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Supreme Court Gives Christian College an Easier Way to Get Out of Providing Emergency Contraception

Remember when we thought the Supreme Court had only allowed an exception to the contraception mandate to closely-held businesses? They were just kidding about that. Wheaton College, an evangelical Christian school in Illinois, already had the ability to avoid offering emergency contraception to employees and students. All they had to do was fill out a [Read More…]

Akron’s Version of the Creation Museum Deceptively Lures in Public School Children

This past spring, students in the Cuyahoga Falls City School District went on a field trip to the Akron Fossils & Science Center. That all sounds fine… until you realize the “science center” is really a low-budget Creation Museum, promoting the view that the world was created in six days, about 6,000 years ago, and that dinosaurs and humans coexisted — all of which is rejected by science. The place is like an episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Everything is made up and the points don’t matter.



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Boise State Anti-Abortion Group Sues Over What It Claims Are Free Speech Restrictions

An anti-abortion group at Boise State University has filed a lawsuit against the school because they say their free speech rights were violated.

Abolitionists4Life had reserved space in one of the school’s “speech zones,” where groups can reserve tables to sign up new members and promote their values, and their display included graphic pictures. You can see some of them in the background below, courtesy of the group’s Facebook page:



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Academic Journal Seeking Submissions About Atheism and Science

The journal Science, Religion & Culture will soon release a special issue focusing on atheism, secularity, and science. If you’re a researcher who cares about those issues, you may want to consider submitting your work. All the details are right here.

The deadline for submissions is December 31.

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