Christian Group Opposes Telling Children the Truth About Sex

Here’s what I know about Senate Bill 1619, filed recently by Illinois State Senator Heather A. Steans: It calls for comprehensive sex education, while supporting abstinence: Each class or course in comprehensive sex education offered in any of grades 6 through 12 shall include instruction on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy [Read More...]

Where Will ‘Under God’ Case Go From Here?

Last we heard, Michael Newdow‘s long-standing attempt to remove “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance was stopped (again) by the Supreme Court. More recently, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled against him in his attempt to get “In God We Trust” off the currency, saying that “the phrase is [Read More...]

Giles County Parent Offers a New Way to Break the law

I thought the controversy over a Ten Commandments display in Giles County, Virginia public schools was finally over… The school board wanted to push Christianity into the public sphere. The Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened to sue. The board changed their mind. But local parents don’t seem to care they’re on the losing end of [Read More...]

To Hell with Pi Day

Tau Day is *much* cooler: (via Vi Hart) [Read more...]

A Quick Stop to Creationism in the Classroom

After activist Rob Sherman heard that a science teacher at Libertyville High School in Illinois was teaching Creationism — you can see the teacher’s handouts here (PDF) — all he had to do was speak up at a school board meeting to put a stop to it. It was that simple: Libertyville High School teacher [Read More...]