Evil Little Shirts and Young Turks

The Young Turks (Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur) spent some time talking about the over-the-top responses from some Christians to the Jessica Ahlquist story: On a side note, the Providence Journal had a nice, short article about the “Evil Little Thing” t-shirts which are being sold in Jessica’s honor. All profits from sales will be [Read More...]

Christian Fascism Is Coming to a Public School Near You

Katherine Stewart heard about a Christian group forming at her daughter’s school, and instead of closing her eyes and wishing it would go away, she dove in. She researched and researched and researched. She talked to people, went to symposia, delved into a world that wasn’t hers and where she very much did not want [Read More...]

A School Administrator Says Handing Out Bibles to Children is Not Religious Indoctrination

In Prince Edward Island, Canada, giving public school children a copy of the Gideon Bible has been the tradition for decades. But just because something is tradition doesn’t mean it’s right. (Just ask Jessica Ahlquist.) And one parent is finally pushing back: “I’ll be held responsible for my child’s belief system, not the schools,” Michael [Read More...]

Young Atheist Activists Speak in Alabama

If you weren’t able to go to the Southeastern Collegiate Atheist Alliance (SECAA) and Alabama Atheists & Agnostics (AAA) event this weekend, you missed hearing some great young activists: Jessica Ahlquist, JT Eberhard, and Duncan Henderson. I think Gordon Maples‘ introduction of Jessica is perfect: Some say that she’s an ‘Evil Little Thing‘… and I [Read More...]

Kentucky’s Governor Wants Citizens to Get Less Educated

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear just released his budget for 2012-2013 and it looks like he’s investing in the dumbing down of his citizens: The budget makes $286 million in cuts, including a 6.4 percent cut to a higher education system that has been plagued by funding cuts and rising tuition for years. But guess who’s [Read More...]