What Ayaan Hirsi Ali Would’ve Said Upon Receiving An Honorary Doctorate from Brandeis University

The Wall Street Journal has printed an abridged version of what Ayaan Hirsi Ali would’ve said upon receiving an honorary doctorate from Brandeis University… before they rescinded that offer after discovering (!) she’s a strong critic of Islam.



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Best Protest Ever: Students Walk Out During Anti-Gay Lecture, Leaving Room All but Empty

On Wednesday, anti-gay-rights activist and hate-group leader Peter LaBarbera spoke at Sinclair Community College in Ohio about “What ‘Gay’ Activists Don’t Want You to Know” (Yep — he put the word “gay” in quotation marks).

But the students were ready for him. They didn’t scream or yell or protest in the traditional ways.

Instead, they filled the room to listen to his lecture… and then walked out right after he started speaking, turning a packed house into a roomful of crickets.

Kate Geiselman was there and took these priceless before and after shots:



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This Is How Bizarre and Ineffective Sex Education Is In Mississippi Schools

The Mississippi legislature decided in 2011 that all seventh- and eighth-graders in the state should undergo sex education. It’s not been an unqualified success, to put it mildly. About one in eight school districts have not implemented any sex education at all, and where it has been put in place, male and female students are instructed in separate classrooms — and condom demonstrations are prohibited by law.

Creative educators may, however, use a sock and their own foot to simulate what using a condom is like. (I kid you not.)

And then there’s this:



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Minnesota GOP Candidate Is Running For Congress Because School-Taught Evolution Made His Daughter Cry

Minnesota resident Aaron Miller has two daughters. As a concerned father, he wants to shield them from the burdens of learning about evolution. So Miller, a conservative, is running for Congress — not just for his own kids, but for the benefit of other people’s evolution-averse offspring too. Part of his plank:

“There’s a war on our values by the government. We should decide what is taught in our schools, not Washington, D.C.”



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Dave Silverman: ‘For the First Time in My Life, I Am Ashamed of My Association with Brandeis University’

Dave Silverman, writing for himself (and not as the President of American Atheists), just posted an open letter to Fred Lawrence, President of Brandeis University, in response to their offering and rescinding an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Silverman is a graduate of the university.



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