Believe it or not, there are LGBT groups at Christian colleges. They’re underground, online, and *very* anonymous. The schools would expel the students in a heartbeat… if only they knew who they were… [Read more...]
After Pressure from Atheists, Church Cancels Student Matinee Performance of Merry Christmas Charlie Brown
There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Terry Elementary School’s decision to take students on a field trip to a local church to watch a performance of Merry Christmas Charlie Brown (a play that, in part, promotes Christianity). [Read more...]
As you are reading this, please bear in mind that this is taking place in 2012.
Here we go. [Read more...]
Louisiana Governor’s Voucher Program, Which Would Send $11,000,000 to Creationism-Endorsing Schools, Ruled Unconstitutional
Back in July, we learned that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal passed a voucher plan would would give more than $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to private schools that teach Creationism. Their curriculums obviously wouldn’t meet the state’s science standards, either. You can read some of the curriculum excerpts from these schools here. [Read more...]
When it comes to the issue of science, the UK is fortunate in rarely having to mount any kind of serious defense or needing to resort to litigation when combating Creationists. Such people are simply laughed at, as they shuffle off to the fringes of the public sphere. Unfortunately, there is much to be cautious about. A small survey back in 2009 found that as many as half of the UK population do not believe in evolution and as high as 22% prefer varying levels of Creationism or Intelligent Design. How this can be, when these results are a slice of the population far larger than the numbers of Evangelicals and Muslims combined (among whom such views are most prevalent), is a cause of some debate. Most of it has been chalked up to a serious shortage in scientific literacy, rather than the usual religious objections that are most often seen in the U.S. It’s still pretty embarrassing, though, considering Charles Darwin is on our money! [Read more...]