The Orleans Parish School Board in Louisiana Just Voted to Ban Creationism from Their Schools

Louisiana has a lot of problems when it comes to education. Governor Bobby Jindal, for example, passed a voucher plan over the summer that would give more than $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to private schools that teach Creationism, despite the fact that their curriculums wouldn’t meet the state’s science standards.

But one school district has taken a big step toward making science education better for students. [Read more...]

Founder of Domino’s Pizza is Fighting Against Contraception Mandate

On Friday, Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan filed suit against the federal government because he does not want to cover birth control for his employees. [Read more...]

Alber Saber Released on Bail, Appeal Date Set

A quick update on the situation facing Egyptian atheist blogger Alber Saber, who was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to three years in prison last week. [Read more...]

Future Senator Tim Scott: ‘The Greatest Minority Under Assault Today are Christians’

In South Carolina, Rep. Tim Scott will soon take over Senator Jim DeMint‘s Senate seat. (Sorry, Herb Silverman!)

While it’s not surprising that Scott holds conservative views like both DeMint and Governor Nikki Haley (who appointed him), it’s worth looking into his views on church/state separation… turns out he doesn’t give a damn about it. [Read more...]

U.S. Religious Freedom Commission: Atheism is Not a ‘Criminal Act’

After the banging of heads all of us at CFI have done to get attention focused on Aan’s case, and now in the midst of our efforts to shine a spotlight on restrictions on free expression around the world (which includes CFI’s significant contribution to the new IHEU report on atheists’ persecution), this was a pleasant surprise to see — and straight from the body that advises the president and State Department on these matters, no less. [Read more...]