Humanists Sue New Jersey School District Over Pledge of Allegiance; It Treats Atheists As ‘Second-Class Citizens’

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center announced yesterday that they had filed a lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District in Monmouth County, New Jersey. If successful, the lawsuit could put an end to saying the Pledge of Allegiance in the state’s public schools.

Much like their lawsuit in Massachusetts, the plaintiffs are anonymous for the time being (presumably to avoid harassment from Christians) and the argument is all about discrimination. They’re not trying to take “Under God” out of the Pledge — instead, they’re arguing that reciting the Pledge itself goes against the state’s constitution and that ritual should stop immediately.

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Creationist Complains Because Christian School Only Promotes Creationism, Not Young Earth Creationism

You may recall that Bryan College, a Christian school in Dayton, Tennessee, was considering a change last month to its statement of faith that all faculty members have to sign. It would be revised to include a section regarding the origin of man.

“We believe that all humanity is descended from Adam and Eve. They are historical persons created by God in a special formative act, and not from previously existing life forms.”

In other words, you had to be a Creationist. No room for theistic evolution (much less how it actually happened).

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Of Course It’s Fine for Students to Bring a Bible to School. So Why Was This Parent Complaining?

We’ve said on this site many times that real examples of Christian persecution are almost nowhere to be found in America. Whatever people like Todd Starnes gin up tend to fall flat once all the information is in.

And that’s what’s happening at a school district in Missouri.

Here’s the story as a Christian mother tells it:



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Fox News Analyst Repeatedly Sides with Atheist During Church/State Separation Discussion

Last night, when Sean Hannity‘s guest host Eric Bolling wanted to talk about Clemson University’s preaching football coach and crosses on an Ohio municipal building, maybe he thought he’d have an ally in Fox News analyst and evangelical Christian Kirsten Powers. They would gang up on American Atheists’ Nick Fish, right?

That’s not at all what happened.

Powers repeatedly sided with Fish, maintaining the idea that there needed to be a separation between church and state.



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Black Skeptics Los Angeles Are Sponsoring ‘First in the Family’ Scholarships

Once again, the group Black Skeptics Los Angeles is raising money for its fantastic “First in the Family” scholarship fund:



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