The Dark Side of the Good News Club

If you’re unaware of what the “Good News Club” teaches children, and you haven’t read Katherine Stewart‘s eye-opening book The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children, then sit down for 20 minutes and watch this video by IntrinsicDignity (on fullscreen mode): I said 20 minutes because you need the last [Read More...]

An Update on the South Carolina Graduation Prayer

Max Nielson has made sure that the lawsuit he’s filed against Lexington/Richland School District 5 will live on even though he graduated at the end of May. He now has two co-plaintiffs¬†who have signed on (PDF): Dakota McMillan (class of 2014) and Jacob Zupan (class of 2013). Both¬†“reasonably anticipate constitutional injury” similar to Nielson’s due [Read More...]

Boston Family Loses Court Challenge to Remove ‘Under God’ from Pledge of Allegiance

A couple of months ago, I posted about a family from Boston that was suing to get “Under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance. When Michael Newdow made headlines for taking his case to the Supreme Court a decade ago, his argument was that the Pledge violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment [Read More...]

U.S. House Member Introduces Resolution to Allow Prayer During School Board Meetings

Rep. Timothy Walberg (R-MI) has introduced a resolution in the U.S. House that would allow prayer at school board meetings across the country. Right now, he has 38 co-sponsors, all of whom are Republicans. House Resolution 662 states (emphases mine): Expressing support for prayer at school board meetings. Whereas the freedom to practice religion and [Read More...]

California May Lower Science Requirements

When it comes to high school class requirements, the rule of thumb is this: You have to do what the state requires… but if you’re interested in the subject, you should do more. In Illinois (PDF), for example, you have to take at least three years of math (including Algebra I and Geometry). But if [Read More...]


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