Texas School District Wins Court Battle to Prevent JesusTattoo.org Billboard at Football Games

The Lubbock Independent School District in Texas is home to Lowrey Field, where the four high schools in the area play their home football games. The 8,500-seat stadium also houses a digital billboard where companies like Whataburger, Fuddruckers, and United Supermarkets pay for ads to run during the big games.

So, naturally, the man behind JesusTattoo.org wanted to place an ad there, too:

(The website has nothing to do with tattoos, by the way. It’s just one guy’s failed idea of a “hip” way to convert teens to Christianity.)

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Anti-Evolution GOP Candidate for SC Superintendent of Education Wants Intelligent Design Taught in Schools

There are plenty of candidates vying to become the Republican nominee for state superintendent of education in South Carolina — and if Tuesday’s debate was any indication, many of them don’t give a damn about science.

Candidate Sheri Few (below), in particular, supports a proposed state standard that would have students “construct scientific arguments that seem to support and scientific arguments that seem to discredit Darwinian natural selection.”

You can see her spouting her anti-evolution nonsense at 41:35 in the video below:

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Why Professor Douglas Laycock Deserves Respect, Even When We Disagree with Him

Douglas Laycock was the lawyer who went to the Supreme Court and argued on behalf of Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens in Town of Greece v. Galloway. He was trying to stop sectarian prayers at government meetings. Good for him!

Laycock is also a lawyer who filed an amicus brief defending religious business owners in the Hobby Lobby case that the Supreme Court will soon decide. Boooooooo.

So whose side is this guy on?!



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After Atheist Student Blows the Whistle, Elmira Superintendent Reminds Staff That No One Has to Stand During Pledge

Well, that was fast.

Earlier this week, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Elmira City School District in New York after an atheist student was threatened with punishment for not standing up during the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Superintendent Hillary Austin, to her credit, took action the moment she heard about the problem, sending a short statement to the media and emailing all district staffers to remind them of the law:

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How Many Atheists and Agnostics Are Graduating from Harvard…?

Atheists and Agnostics.

We’re just under 6% of the U.S. population.

And we’re 38% of the graduating class at Harvard, according to survey results posted on The Crimson‘s website:



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