Two Homophobic Students; Two Different Outcomes

In recent days, I’ve heard stories about two different students, both expressing anti-gay sentiments in a school setting and both being penalized for that expression.  They each filed suit after their respective penalties were imposed, so they should each get the same result, right?  I don’t think so. First: Jennifer Keeton was a graduate student [Read More...]

The Battle Over a Public High School’s Prayer Banner Continues…

We’re still awaiting the judge’s ruling on whether Cranston High School West gets to keep its Prayer Banner, but in the meantime, Jessica Ahlquist, the high-schooler who’s leading the charge to take it down, has been talking about the case in a few select venues. A few months ago, she was awarded the Thomas Jefferson [Read More...]

Arkansas Superintendent Puts Up Nativity Scene in Public School

Jerry Noble, the superintendent of the Green County Tech school district in Arkansas, must hate his job. He’s doing everything in his power to push his faith onto students, just hoping and waiting for someone to bring on a lawsuit: “Enough is enough,” said Jerry Noble, superintendent of the Green County Tech school district. “It’s [Read More...]

Get the Prayer Out of the UGA Graduation

The UGAtheists at the University of Georgia in Athens is still trying to stop sectarian prayers from being recited during graduation. The prayer makes several references to “God” but not “Jesus”… so says the university by way of justification. So that makes it ok, right? Stephen Joiner, the public relations chair for UGAtheists, is leading [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Professor Challenges Students to Examine Religious Prejudice

Hi Richard, I teach Introductory Psychology at a local junior college. I would like to expand the classroom discussion on religious prejudice during my lesson on cultural influences, but I am unsure of exactly how to go about it. I am a passionate atheist, but would describe myself as being only moderately ‘out’ at work. [Read More...]


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