These Islamists Believe Education is Sinful, but Burning Kids to Death Honors Allah

When it comes to the pernicious influence of religion, I consider myself fortunate to live in the western world.

I get to write about the Evansville crosses without any fear of Christian mobs administering a beating.

I can say what I want about the disgusting and disgraceful practice of ritual baby-penis-sucking among Hasidic Brooklyn Jews, and no armed posse of YHWH fans is going to come to my home to teach me a lesson.

I may publish whatever strikes me as truthful about the so-called prophet Muhammad without incensed Islamists threatening to butcher m–oh, wait, not that one. I forgot: Islam is special.

No organization drives home the point quite as well as the degenerate Nigerian group Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sinful.” So Boko Haram’s fighters love targeting schools and students, in a series of loathsome acts not seen since Muslim terrorists killed almost 400 pupils and teachers in Beslan.

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Judge Rules That Public School District Had No Business Sending Expelled Students to Christian Alternative School

In my school district, if student get expelled or suspended for an extended period of time, they don’t just stay home and do nothing. We have an “alternative” school they must attend so that they can earn the credits they need to graduate.

In Jefferson County, Tennessee, the school district does something similar. But about 10 years ago, the county’s Board of School Commissioners decided they could save money by shutting down their own alternative school and outsourcing the work to Kingswood School, a local non-profit.

Just one problem: Kingswood is a Christian school.

Kingswood is a non-profit coed residential group care home for children and youth between ages 5 and 18. It provides to displaced children a Christian home-like environment where every effort is made to develop in each child a personal faith in God, in himself, and in his fellowman.

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New Law Allows Religious Proselytizing in Mississippi Public Schools

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how a new law will allow for religious proselytizing in Mississippi public schools:

You can read more about the law here.

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Ohio School Board That Tried to Push Revisionist Christian History Cancels Course

Well, that was quick.

The Springboro School District in Ohio had tried to institute a 12-week summer course on the Constitution that would feature video lessons from Christian pseudo-historian David Barton:

But after complaints from parents in the district, groups like FFRF, and everyone who knows something about history, the school board members have changed their minds:

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It Shouldn’t Be This Hard for Atheist Homeschooling Parents to Find Material

A few months ago, I wrote about a project that KellyAnne Kitchin and Jenn Gauthier were working on. They were concerned that a lot of the material made for homeschooling parents like them was written from a Young Earth Creationist, the-Bible-must-be-true perspective. They wanted more secular resources for their kids, so they began a campaign to compile and spread materials with actual educational value.

Now, Kimberly Winston of the Religion News Service has written about their plight:

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