A Public High School in Georgia Just Had a Local Church “Present the Gospel” to Students

Troup County Comprehensive High School is the place that recently invited Creationist Eric Hovind to give an anti-evolution presentation under the guise of teaching critical thinking. Principal Chip Medders defended the invitation, saying that faith wasn’t a part of the presentation so it was okay (even though the presentation slides included religious references).

If you thought Medders was at least spooked by all the unwanted attention, think again. A local church just posted this on Facebook:



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When Amber Was Religious, She Fought a Preschool Prayer and Got Bullied by Christians… Now She’s an Atheist

In 2013, during a Texas preschool’s “graduation” ceremony, one of the teachers urged a student to say “In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Amber Barnhill (below) was a parent at that ceremony and was surprised by what she heard. She didn’t want to make a big deal out of it — it was probably just an innocent mistake, right? So she just had a chat with the teacher to let her know the problem:



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Michigan School District Finally Takes Action Against Proselytizing Substitute Teacher

Last week, I posted about a substitute teacher at Michigan’s Hart High School who couldn’t stop preaching the Bible instead of doing his job.

The Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists (MACRA) sent a letter to the principal over this religious tract distributed to students by a substitute named Mr. Meersma:



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Jeb Bush Will Deliver Commencement Address at School Founded by Jerry Falwell

I don’t know how Liberty University became the go-to place for Republicans on the Presidential campaign trail, but it’s a scary thought that the road to the GOP nomination now runs through Lynchburg:



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A Teacher Told the Media About the Christian Crosses on Her Classroom Wall… So Now They Have to Come Down

Last week, the Herald Democrat newspaper in Texas published an article about how awesome Christian crosses are. (Because Texas.)

It included this passage:

A wall of crosses grace the wall of Kristen McCoy’s classroom at Dillingham Intermediate School in Sherman. McCoy has been collecting crosses on the wall next to her desk, receiving all but one cross from her students and colleagues over the past 10 years.

“I know the cross is a symbol of what Jesus did for us in dying and offering himself for us and our sins,” McCoy said. “It’s kind of this sad symbol but also this really joyful symbol.”

McCoy said the cross that holds a special place in her heart is a white cross with the word “grace” engraved on it. She said one of her students cried when she gave her the cross because it was her way of sharing her love for Christ and how she accepted him as her savior the year McCoy [taught] her.

The article included an image of the crosses on McCoy’s classroom wall.

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