Harding University President Issues Statement Against HU Queer Press

A week after anonymous gay and lesbian students at Harding University (a private, Christian school) put out an online magazine sharing their personal stories, the president of the university, David Burks, has issued a statement against it: He finds the website so “offensive and degrading,” he can’t even say the site’s name because the word [Read More...]

Lake Zurich School Board Candidates Retract Pro-Creationism Statements

Last week, I was disturbed to see all four candidates for the Lake Zurich Unit District 95 school board admit to believing in Creationism. But they’re quickly retracting their statements. In a separate telephone interview, [Doug] Goldberg said he misunderstood the context of the original question. Goldberg said he’s researched the issue since the original [Read More...]

Gay Students at a Christian University Tell Their Stories

Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas is a Christian school (associated with the Churches of Christ). It’s the type of school where students have to attend chapel and abide by a curfew. Sex outside marriage is forbidden. So is pornography. But, as it turns out, there are gay students even at Harding. And today, a group [Read More...]

ACLU of Virginia Defends Christian Students

You hear all the time that the ACLU is just a group of liberal atheists, but members of the organization (I’m one of them) and those who simply pay attention to what they do know otherwise. Case in point: Christian athletes at Floyd County High School in Virginia put copies of the Ten Commandments up [Read More...]

An Atheist Group at a Lutheran Campus

It’s hard enough to begin an atheist group at a secular school, but it’s even harder when you go a “religious” campus. The hoops you have to jump through and the stigma from other students and administrators can be overwhelming. But when such a group exists, it’s amazing how many students flock to it. There’s [Read More...]