Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit Claiming the Teaching of Evolution in Kansas Promotes Atheism

It’s not very often that you hear this, but the Kansas State Board of Education was on the right side of the science debate in a lawsuit they’ve been dealing with for years now. And they just won another major battle.

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Why is a Florida School District Giving a Christian with a Criminal Past Ample Access to Kids?

For all the talk about public high school coaches who think it’s their job to convert players to Christianity, we sometimes forget that some teams even have their own chaplains. They may be unofficial, but that doesn’t matter. It’s all illegal.

That’s why what’s happening at in the Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) is so disturbing. Not only is there a chaplain who goes around preaching to anyone and everyone, the story just gets worse the more you learn about it.

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Why the University of Iowa Made a Mistake in Giving Muslim Students Their Own Prayer Rooms

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why the University of Iowa shouldn’t be giving Muslim students their own prayer rooms:

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After Not Standing for the Pledge, Atheist Student Told He Should “Move to a Different Country”

I’ve heard of students being told they had to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance even though they legally don’t have to.

But I’ve rarely seen the adults at a school flip out over the issue as much as they did this week at Acadiana High School in Louisiana.

The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to Superintendent Donald Aguillard detailing the unbelievable things junior Raymond Smith had to deal with.

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The University of South Carolina Football Team Has Finally Cut Ties With the Team Chaplain

Last fall, the Freedom From Religion Foundation issued a damning report claiming that “Christian coaches and chaplains are converting football fields into mission fields.”

They were highlighting the fact that a lot of public university athletic coaches don’t even hide the fact that they want to convert their players. They’ll bring chaplains on board, perform baptisms right on the field, or lead the team in prayers before a game. It’s not legal, but it happens everywhere.

Maybe that pressure’s finally working, because the University of South Carolina just got rid of its team chaplain:

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