North Carolina Public School District Promotes God in Official Logo

If officials at a public school district made a list of qualities they admire, you’d expect to see “teamwork” and “unity” on there. But in North Carolina, the Madison County Schools use a logo that says “God” — or the belief in one, anyway — is just as important.


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San Diego State U. Choir Class Required Students to Perform at Church and Sit Through Sermon

At San Diego State University, in a choir class that is required for certain degrees, a professor told students they had to perform at a local Baptist church, then sit through the sermon. When two of them refused to do it for personal reasons, they received failing grades “at least in part” because of that decision.


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FFRF Challenges Taxpayer-Funded Scholarships from Ohio City to Local Christian College

In Grove City, Ohio, the city council set up a scholarship fund for students in the community. Students who apply are eligible for up to $1,000 per semester to go to the local school of their choice, and they have three options: Columbus State Community College, Harrison College, or Ohio Christian University. It’s that last one that raised eyebrows at the Freedom From Religion Foundation:


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Ken Ham Still Thinks Public School Students Can Take Field Trips to Ark Encounter

For weeks now, Creationist Ken Ham and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have been doing battle over whether public school students can attend Ark Encounter for “educational” field trips. It’s not actually a battle. FFRF said those field trips are illegal. And Ham continues to yell at the clouds that they’re not. But his latest missive shows this issue is really getting under his skin.


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Atheist Group Calls for Investigation into Texas Charter School That Promotes Christianity

A public charter school in Texas is being investigated for pushing religion onto students as if it were a private Christian school. According to a letter from Freedom From Religion Foundation Attorney Sam Grover to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath, Advantage Academy is out of control when it comes to preaching faith.


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