Florida School Board Member Tells Pagan He Can’t Deliver an Invocation Because It Might Offend the Audience

Last month, David Suhor (who calls himself an Agnostic Pagan Pantheist) spoke to the Escambia County School Board in Florida, saying that they were not very welcoming of non-religious viewpoints when it came to their opening invocations. He acknowledged that one board member invited him to deliver one (though he had a conflict on that date), but that was a rarity:

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Teacher Physically Lifts First-Grader Out of His Seat Because He Won’t Stand for the Pledge

If there are ever problems when a student doesn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, it’s usually involves a teacher making a snide comment about it or threatening punishment.

But until now, I’ve never heard of a teacher physically lifting a student out of his seat because he wouldn’t stand up. That’s what happened to a first-grader in the New Town Public School District in North Dakota, according to the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center:

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Victor Valley College (CA) Board of Trustees Votes for Prayer at Meetings so They Have a More “Serious Tone”

The Board of Trustees for Victor Valley Community College in California just voted on a new policy that they think will benefit everyone: Prayer at all future board meetings:

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Proposed Texas Social Studies Textbooks Are Full of Bias and Revisionist History, Say Outside Reviewers

What’s more important when it comes to writing history textbooks: Succumbing to political pressure or accuracy?

If you said accuracy, then you’re not a member of the Texas State Board of Education.

Politico’s Stephanie Simon explains:

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Arkansas Elementary School Held Assembly for Students Featuring Faculty Prayers and Questions About Church Attendance

Religious assemblies are bad enough when they take place at public high schools. But when an elementary school puts one on, I just get this icky, disgusted feeling. There’s a sense of “Let’s get ’em while they’re young” that suggests kids who are old enough to think for themselves will never buy what you’re selling them.

That’s why it’s so frustrating to learn that officials at Central Elementary School in Arkansas’ Van Buren School District saw no problem hosting one of those assemblies.

A letter sent by the Freedom From Religion Foundation this week offered details of what happened:

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