Ask Richard: Advice For a Freethinker Entering Middle School

Dear Richard, What advice would you offer to a young freethinker about to start her first year of middle school? Best regards, A Freethinking Mom Middle School Too soon, too soon, childhood dies, Too far away adulthood lies. The long, perplexing in-between Can be so tender and so mean. No longer boy, but not yet [Read More...]

Father Wants Biology Textbook Banned because it Refers to Creationism as Myth

When I was in seventh and eighth grades, I lived in Knoxville, Tennessee and attended Farragut Middle School. I *loved* it there and was eager to start life at Farragut High School. But my family moved to Chicago the week before high school started. I’ve mentioned before that that move was what initially got me [Read More...]

American Humanist Association, Green Day, and Lance Bass Help Throw Second Chance Prom for Constance McMillen

The last time Constance McMillen attended an alternative prom, it turned out to be a big joke on her since just about everyone else besides her was at the *real* alternative prom. Why the deception? Originally, Constance wanted to bring her lesbian girlfriend to Prom and the school refused to let her come. When an [Read More...]

Constance McMillen’s Fake Prom

Constance McMillen‘s been through hell and back standing up for herself. All she wanted to do was attend her senior prom with her girlfriend. But her Fulton, Mississippi high school canceled prom in response. Money was donated (and rejected) so she could attend an alternative prom. She didn’t need an alternative prom, though, because she [Read More...]

High School Students Respond to Westboro Baptist Church

High school students can really make you proud some days. Look at how these California students came together when they heard Fred Phelps‘ Westboro Baptist Church was going to be protesting at their school: There’s hope for the future. [Read more...]


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