Peaceful High School Protest Against Westboro Baptist Church

Fred Phelps‘ Westboro Baptist Church was set to descend upon Dutchtown High School in Louisiana Thursday night because they were staging a production of “The Laramie Project.” Instead, 500 counter-protesters made a stand and Westboro was nowhere to be found My friend Doug Stewart was there and took some great pics (click to expand). He [Read More...]

Another Young Hero Fights Against High School Prayers

Alexandria High School in Alabama is a public school where the administrators are uneducated about the law. They thought it was okay for students to recite Christian prayers over the public address system. It took a young man (who wishes to remain anonymous) to challenge the practice: “Every day in the morning we would have [Read More...]

What’s the Matter with Texas?

Here’s everything you need to now about the proposed history curriculum from the Texas Board of Education, courtesy of Houston Chronicle editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson: The new standards (PDF) would follow a conservative Christian, revisionist view of history. Jerry Coyne has a perfect (actual!) screenshot from the proposed standards (the blue words are the proposed [Read More...]

School Cancels Prom Instead of Allowing Lesbian to Attend

You’ve probably heard the story of Constance McMillen by now — she’s the high school senior who wanted to wear a tuxedo and attend prom with her girlfriend. The school board responded by canceling prom altogether. Morons. McMillen is taking this all very well considering the school board is forcing the other students to blame [Read More...]

Robert Ingersoll Live

At the Center For Inquiry in Hollywood, California last Sunday, a great figure from the Golden Age of Freethought gave a moving and inspiring account of his remarkable life. Robert Green Ingersoll, masterfully portrayed by actor and writer Richard McNally enthralled us with stories and speeches from his prime years from around 1860 to 1890. [Read More...]