The Seduction of Shortcuts to Wisdom

December 21 is fast approaching, and as you probably know, it’s not just the winter solstice, it’s also the “Mayan calendar thing.” According to some popular books and at least one movie, on that day we are all going to be killed in a global cataclysm. Because I do performances about science for children, and [Read More...]

Attack of the Theocrats Now Available in Paperback

If you haven’t read it yet, it’s a great guide for building a more secular America. If you don’t know already, Sean used to be a state legislator in Maine, the executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, and he’s currently the Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. [Read more...]

Will the Christian Right Speak Out Against This Politicization of Our Public Schools?

Tomorrow, thousands of students across the country will take part in the “Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity” by wearing red duct tape over their mouths or on their arms on behalf of all the babies who have been aborted. [Read more...]

Public School Teacher Orders Students to Pray to Jesus… and Keeps Her Job

If a public school teacher used class time to have her students pray to God and recite the Lord’s Prayer, what should be the punishment?

What if the teacher also put her priest on speakerphone so he could listen in?

And what if the teacher also had her kids re-enact scenes from Jesus’ life? [Read more...]

After Christian Hate Group Protests Anti-Bullying Event, Schools Are Starting to Cave in to Their Demands

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about how the American Family Association was urging parents to keep their kids at home on “Mix It Up at Lunch” Day, an event sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center that encourages students to break from their cliques for a day and eat lunch with different people. The goal is to meet new people and make new friends whom you might not otherwise have known. It’s a laudable goal.

The problem, according to the AFA, was that this was really just a thinly-veiled attempt by the SPLC to promote homosexuality. [Read more...]


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