Louisiana Votes to Screw Over Science Education

After everything 17-year-old Zack Kopplin did to get the wrongly-named “Louisiana Science Education Act” repealed, lawmakers sided against him. Temporarily, anyway. Currently, the law allows public school science teachers in the state to “supplement” state-approved textbooks with their own materials — including unscientific texts that support Creationism/Intelligent Design. Zack and others were trying to put [Read More...]

Oregon Senate Votes to Get Rid of ‘Faith-Healing’ Exemption in Law

Back in March, the Oregon House of Representatives voted (unanimously, 59-0) to remove “faith healing” exemptions from the law. That meant if parents decided not to take their sick child to a doctor because they wanted to pray for the child’s health instead — and the child died as a result — the parents could [Read More...]

Boxer Pacquiao Fights Against Condom Usage

Manny Pacquiao may be a superstar in the boxing ring, but he’s an embarrassment as a politician. Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the Philippines last year and he’s finally entered into a debate on a controversial issue: Contraception. Pacquiao wants to stop the government from issuing condoms to people who can’t [Read More...]

Support for Gay Marriage Hits a New Milestone

For the first time ever, support for gay marriage (and the rights that come with it) is in the majority. According to Gallup: Andrew Sullivan puts this in context: To go from 41 points behind to 8 points ahead in a decade and a half must count as one of the most successful political and [Read More...]

Jessica Ahlquist Tells Her Side of the Story

Jessica Ahlquist is a high school sophomore and the lead plaintiff in the Rhode Island ACLU’s lawsuit against the city of Cranston. Her high school is the one that has a School Prayer banner that officials don’t think is religious in nature… Jessica just started writing a blog of her own and her first post [Read More...]