Proposed Charter School in Chicago Would Teach Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Jesus

A newly-proposed charter school in Chicago set to open in 2015 would hold classes during the morning and then indoctrinate the children into Christianity in the afternoon:



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MIT Secular Students Successfully Lead Charge for Non-Religious Invocations at Graduation

On Friday, students at MIT received an email letting them know that their graduation ceremonies would no longer have a religious invocation:



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Boone County (Kentucky) Students Will Receive Book About Atheism on the Last Day of School… Thanks, Christians!

Earlier this year, Gideons International requested and received permission to leave Bibles at a Kentucky public elementary school in Casey County so that interested children could pick them up.

In response, the Tri-State Freethinkers group decided they also wanted to play the game by leaving books promoting Humanism at the same school. The district had no choice but to allow them to do it.

Some parents, in response, pulled their children from school that day:



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Catholic School Teacher in Cincinnati Quits Over New Contract’s Anti-Gay Clause

We’ve seen what happens lately when Catholic schools enforce a morality code on teachers and administrators who don’t agree with it. Recently, a Catholic school in Seattle fired an assistant principal after discovering that he is gay — with the school’s president even telling him he could keep his job if he just got divorced. The students staged a massive protest that made headlines nationwide.

Molly Shumate, a life-long Catholic, has taught first grade under the Cincinnati Archdiocese for 14 years. But after seeing next year’s contract, explicitly forbidding “public support of or homosexual lifestyle,” she decided not to sign it.

She couldn’t sign a document that got in the way of her love for her openly-gay son Zach:

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A Year After This Mississippi High School Lost a Court Case Over a Religious Assembly, They Hold Another One

I thought the drama at Northwest Rankin High School had finally come to an end, but it hasn’t.

In case you forgot the story, last April, students at the Mississippi high school attended a mandatory assembly featuring representatives from nearby Pinelake Baptist Church who told the students that they needed to accept Jesus in their lives.

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