Christian ‘Family’ Group Complains About LGBT Minor Offered at Louisiana University

Last week, I mentioned that the University of Louisiana at Lafayette was the first school in the state to offer an LGBT minor — and a Catholic Bishop was complaining about it. Turns out that’s only the beginning of the story. You also have the Louisiana Family Forum — you know they’re Christian because only [Read More...]

Louisiana School Offers LGBT Minor… So Catholic Bishop Complains

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the first school in the state to offer an LGBT minor. Why offer it? Assistant coordinator for the minor, Christina Newgebaver, explained it this way: “It will hopefully promote educated learning about LGBTs and not promote the stereotypes that are out there.” In a state where LGBT individuals [Read More...]

A Different Type of Scholarship Fund

Black Skeptics is announcing the creation of the “First in the Family” scholarship fund beginning this school year: $200-$500 scholarships will be awarded in June 2013 to up to ten South Los Angeles high school students of color in the Los Angeles Unified School District who will be the first in their immediate family to [Read More...]

Should Atheists Censor Books Like This One…?

Sometimes an ethical question can strike you when you least expect it. A few days ago I found myself wandering idly through the book section of a charity shop, lazily looking for something requested by a friend for her three-year-old son. I picked out a thin book at random, and stopped dead when I realized [Read More...]

In Louisiana, the Governor’s Voucher Program Could Send $11,000,000 to Creationism-Endorsing Schools

Zach Kopplin reports that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal‘s school voucher program has a significant problem: Now Governor Jindal has passed a voucher plan which provides millions of taxpayer dollars to private schools that teach creationism and whose curriculum doesn’t meet the state’s approved science standards. My review of the Governor’s voucher program identifies at least [Read More...]


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