Catholic School Students Protest Cardinal Dolan as Commencement Speaker

After last year’s commencement kerfuffles where students protested Ayaan Hirsi Ali‘s honorary degree and Bill Maher‘s speech, my first reaction to hearing about another protest was to roll my eyes.

But I have to hand it to the students at Le Moyne College, a Catholic school in Syracuse, New York. They’re raising a fuss for all the right reasons:



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College Atheist Group Offers Secular Stoles for Graduating Members

The Students for Free-thought at the University of Michigan-Flint just did something I’ve never seen before: They created graduation stoles for their members to wear as they accept their diplomas:



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Jeb Bush to Liberty University Graduates: Of Course My Christian Faith Dictates How I Govern

Yesterday, Jeb Bush, the Republican who’s supposed to be one of the more moderate candidates for the party’s Presidential nomination, gave the commencement address at the late Jerry Falwell‘s Liberty University and told the audience that the separation of church and state would be an afterthought if he were elected.



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High School Principal Blames Satan for Her Racist Remarks at Graduation Ceremony

On Friday, during the high school graduation ceremony for TNT Academy, a private school just outside of Atlanta, founder/director Nancy Gordeuk accidentally dismissed the crowd earlier than expected. So as a student was trying to give a speech, there were people walking out of the ceremony. It pissed off Gordeuk, who began reprimanding the crowd from the stage, but then it took a really ugly turn when she said, “Look who’s leaving, all the black people.



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Texas Teacher Suspended for Making a Snide Comment About Christianity is Reinstated After Inquiry

Last week, Ryan Stagemeyer (below), a teacher at Flower Mound High School in Texas, was apparently suspended for making derogatory statements about Christianity in the classroom.

Or so the story goes.



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