Southern Illinois University Rejects Atheist Student Group… Then Quickly Backtracks

The Secular Student Alliance at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is now an official student organization… but that almost didn’t happen. The Undergraduate Student Government voted against their existence earlier this week: At the USG meeting Tuesday, five senators voted no to the approval, three voted yes and two abstained from taking a stance. Spencer Tribble, [Read More...]

How Did These Christian Books End Up in a Public Elementary School’s Book Fair?

Reader Jessica went to her daughter’s public elementary school in Wichita, Kansas yesterday for a book fair. What she found was something of a shock to her: She writes: They had a whole section of Christian books geared towards children. There were no other books of any other religion at the book fair. It was [Read More...]

Update on the Cranston West High School God Banner Lawsuit

This is the religious banner currently hanging in the auditorium of Rhode Island’s Cranston High School West: Our Heavenly Father. Grant us each day the desire to do our best. To grow mentally and morally as well as physically. To be kind and helpful to our classmates and teachers. To be honest with ourselves as [Read More...]

Young Atheists Are Uniting with the Help of Tolerant Teachers

The Southern Poverty Law Center puts out a magazine called Teaching Tolerance a couple times a year. It’s aimed at educators, letting them know how they can be inclusive and accepting of all kinds of minorities. The Fall, 2011 issue has a wonderful article by Victoria Lim called “The Unaffiliated Unite” — it’s about the [Read More...]

Math Teacher with Godly Banners in Classroom Loses Lawsuit

Bradley Johnson is a math teacher at Westview High School in the (public) Poway Unified School District in California. He’s been working in the district for decades. You know he’s a math teacher because he’s had these posters hanging in his classroom for decades now: In God We Trust One Nation Under God God Bless [Read More...]