Another Student Challenges His High School’s Graduation Prayer

A few years ago, I graduated from Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Over the past few years, Irmo has been no stranger to controversy. In 1998, they cancelled a concert by the Indigo Girls due to the duo’s homosexuality. During my senior year, they tried to block the formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance [Read More...]

Colorado Governor’s Day of Prayer Proclamations Ruled Unconstitutional!

This is a big deal. The Freedom From Religion Foundation just won a legal battle against the former and current governors of Colorado regarding their proclamations in support of the Day of Prayer. The three-judge panel issued this unanimous ruling today (PDF): A reasonable observer would conclude that these proclamations send the message that those [Read More...]

The Memorial Cross in Woonsocket Needs to Get Off Government Property

There’s a memorial in Woonsocket, Rhode Island dedicated to local veterans killed in World Wars I and II. It was built in 1921. It sits on government property. And it looks like this: My first thought when I heard about the story was that it was similar to the 9/11 Cross and Seven in Heaven [Read More...]

The War on Christmas is Already Beginning

For years now, Loudoun County, Virginia officials have been trying to figure out how to handle holiday displays on public property — the county courthouse. Last Winter, they opened the floodgates and allowed all groups that wanted them to have displays. Of the 10 displays, most of them came from non-Christians This year, they’re not [Read More...]

High School Holds ‘Fictional Character Day’; Atheist Student Dresses Up as Jesus

A couple of months ago, Summit High School in Spring Hill, Tennessee held a “Fictional Character Day” in which students could come to school dressed as their favorite fictional character. Like the Mad Hatter. Or Darth Vader. Or SpongeBob SquarePants. Jeff Shott came dressed as Jesus. Before class even started that day, Shott was asked [Read More...]


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