The Portrait of Jesus at Jackson Middle School Must Come Down

At the high school I work at, there are a lot of pictures of students on the walls, ones who excel in Science, Art, English, Music, Athletics, etc.

At Jackson Middle School in Jackson, Ohio, they have this picture on the wall:

Believe it or not, that’s not a student. (I know! I couldn’t believe it either!) [Read more...]

Kansas Pastor Makes a Surprising Statement About Putting God in Public Schools

If I told you a pastor from Kansas said something about prayer in public schools, you’d probably cringe.

So it was a pleasant surprise to read what Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, had to say about the call for putting God back in school in the aftermath of Sandy Hook. [Read more...]

Indiana State Senator Files Bill Requiring Public Schools to Recite the Lord’s Prayer

Last year, Indiana State Senator Dennis Kruse (R-Obviously) proposed a bill (PDF) to recite the Lord’s Prayer in public schools:

The Lord’s Prayer, by the way, is written in Matthew 6:9-13.

If Kruse actually read that part of the Bible, he might have seen Matthew 6:5:

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others…

Mhmmm… [Read more...]

Study Philosophy With a Professional Teacher for a Bargain Price

Daniel Fincke, who writes the always-edifying blog, Camels With Hammers and whom we have recently welcomed to Patheos is offering small group classes via online video conferencing. If there is sufficient interest he will run any or all of the following courses in 2013: [Read more...]

High School Students Explain How They Overcame Their Administration and Began an Atheist Group

One of the stories I share in The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide is about Brian Lisco and his quest to start a Secular Student Alliance group at Stephen Austin High School in Sugar Land, Texas. Here’s the quick version as seen in USA Today: Brian Lisco, 18, a senior [at] Stephen Austin High School in [Read More...]


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