At Meeting, School Board Member Rants Against Gay Marriage and Says Racism is Over in America

The Chino Valley Unified School District (in California), as we’ve noted on this site before, is a place where Board of Education meetings resemble church services. That’s not an exaggeration. Three of the five members belong to the same Christian megachurch. And their inability to stop praying to Jesus at meetings has led to a lawsuit from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

And yet the ignorance is still in full swing. At a recent meeting, the Board’s Vice President Andrew Cruz went on a rant trashing gay marriage, invoking the Confederate Flag, arguing that racism is over, complaining about California’s recent mandatory vaccination laws, etc.



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Christian Pastor Compares Sex Education to Letting Kids Play with Rattlesnakes

Pastor Danny Banks, a pastor at Myrtle Beach Christian Church in South Carolina, explained in a sermon over the weekend how comprehensive sex education was like letting your kids play with rattlesnakes:



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Help Stop Mandatory “Biblical Values” Classes in Guatemala

Last week, I posted about how politicians in Guatemala were considering a bill to make “Biblical values” classes mandatory for all students in the country’s public and private schools. Members of the Asociación Guatemalteca de Humanistas Seculares (Guatemalan Association of Secular Humanists) were doing everything in their power to speak out against the horrible idea.

They’re now kicking their opposition into high gear, raising money to hire lawyers and obtain media exposure for their message. Turn on the subtitles and watch the video below:



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The Texas Supreme Court Will Soon Decide if Bible Banners at High School Football Games Are Legal

In 2013, the Kountze High School cheerleaders won a lawsuit that said they could hold up banners with Bible verses on them to support the football team:



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Humanist Group Appeals Ruling Defending Public School Graduation Prayers in South Carolina District

More than two years ago, we learned that administrators at Mountain View Elementary School in Taylors, South Carolina held a “graduation” ceremony inside of a church.

Maybe they could’ve gotten away with that — other public schools have held ceremonies in similar places — but the event’s program didn’t even attempt to shy away from promoting Christianity, listing two separate prayers:



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