In the South, Jewish Students Have to Deal with Excessive Christian Proselytizing

The (excellently-named) website Jews On First has a lengthy piece on how Jewish students in the South suffer at the hands of overzealous Christian proselytizers in public schools: One parent relates how his son would eat breakfast in the school cafeteria when a group of athletes would come in and “perform” for the students. “They [Read More...]

The Bible-Promoting Cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas Go To Court

Good Morning America had a story this morning about the Kountze Independent School District cheerleaders and their football run-through banners with Bible verses on them: Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. My favorite part of the clip has to be the banner they featured in the segment: If God is for us, who can [Read More...]

This Is Why We Celebrate Banned Books Week

This is librarian James Klise‘s take on why he loves celebrating Banned Books Week: I support any person’s right to read anything he or she chooses. In my own library each year, we celebrate Banned Books Week with a showy shelf display and signs encouraging students to check out a “banned book.” In doing so, [Read More...]

The History of Atheism: A Lecture

Peter Boghossian, a philosophy professor at Portland State University, recently invited Steve Goldman (also a philosophy professor) to give a lecture on the History of Atheism. That lecture was recorded and begins at the 8:00 mark in the video below: As always, if any portions stand out to you, please leave the timestamp and summary [Read More...]

An Interview with Jack Wu, the Westboro Baptist Church Member Running for Kansas State School Board

The common wisdom about the “God Hates Fags”-believing Westboro Baptist Church is that the congregation consists only of people named Phelps, that it’s all white, and that you can’t really “join” it. Jack Wu can prove all of that wrong in an instant: He was born in Taiwan and began attending the church in 2008: [Read More...]


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