Will Bastrop High School Stop Violating the Constitution?

Instead of taking on Bastrop High School in Louisiana separately, several organizations have banded together to send the Bastrop Independent School District a letter of disapproval (PDF). It’s a nice gesture, but it won’t ultimately make any difference. Notice how the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, ACLU Program [Read More...]

Louisiana Votes to Screw Over Science Education

After everything 17-year-old Zack Kopplin did to get the wrongly-named “Louisiana Science Education Act” repealed, lawmakers sided against him. Temporarily, anyway. Currently, the law allows public school science teachers in the state to “supplement” state-approved textbooks with their own materials — including unscientific texts that support Creationism/Intelligent Design. Zack and others were trying to put [Read More...]

An Interview with Damon Fowler and his Brother Jerrett

It’s been about a week since Damon Fowler‘s prayer-laced high school graduation ceremony. Since then, he’s been the victim of a lot of community backlash — it almost seemed like Damon was the only person willing to take a stand for church/state separation at Bastrop High School in Louisiana. You all contributed over $15,000 toward [Read More...]

High School Atheists Answer Questions on Reddit

Jessica Ahlquist, Damon Fowler, and Harrison Hopkins, three of the high-school atheists who have fought recent church-state separation battles, are doing an “Ask Us Anything” on Reddit. The questions and responses are fantastic. I can’t even imagine doing anything like this when I was in high school… and that wasn’t too long ago. Did I [Read More...]

The Damon Scholarship

Just a quick note: Because an article discussing the Damon Fowler situation is going to be published in the next couple days, I’ve extended the time people can make their donations to the end of the month (instead of on Friday). Hope that’s ok! I’ve talked to Damon and his brother and we’ve figured out [Read More...]