Christian Daycare in Iowa Institutes New Guidelines for Employees

How would you like it if the new manager at your workplace came in and said you’d have to reapply for your job because there are new requirements for all employees? That’s what happening at a daycare in Waukee, Iowa. Happy Time Daycare and preschool, while housed in a church, didn’t sound like that bad [Read More...]

Jerry Buell Doesn’t Deserve to Be Suspended

***Update***: I wrote a follow up piece to this post here. Turns out Jerry Buell hasn’t kept his beliefs private after all… … When I first heard what Jerry Buell said about gay people, I wanted to join in on the backlash. But the more I read about him, the more sympathetic I become. Here’s [Read More...]

Georgia Public School District: Students Must Have ‘Respect for the Creator’

The Columbia County School System in Georgia says right on its website that it “does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, handicap, religion, or national origin in any of its educational programs, services or activities, admission to facilities or employment practices.” But then someone needs to explain why the elementary, middle, and [Read More...]

Ask Richard: New Teacher Considers Starting Atheist Group in Small Town

Richard, I am a father of two pre-school age children. I have just gotten a teaching job in a very small town (under 4,000 people) in a very isolated area (2 hour drive to find a bigger town). The town is exceedingly Christian. The local Yellow Pages lists dozens of Christian churches in the surrounding [Read More...]

My Speech Accepting the Freethought Backbone Award

Thanks, Jesse, for the kind post yesterday. (Which went up without my knowledge, you sneaky devil…) Anyway, like he said, at the Secular Student Alliance conference last night, I was presented with the Freethought Backbone Award. I’ve watched this award given to several people before and I’m pretty humbled to have been the recipient this [Read More...]