Judge Rules That Public School District Had No Business Sending Expelled Students to Christian Alternative School

In my school district, if student get expelled or suspended for an extended period of time, they don’t just stay home and do nothing. We have an “alternative” school they must attend so that they can earn the credits they need to graduate.

In Jefferson County, Tennessee, the school district does something similar. But about 10 years ago, the county’s Board of School Commissioners decided they could save money by shutting down their own alternative school and outsourcing the work to Kingswood School, a local non-profit.

Just one problem: Kingswood is a Christian school.

Kingswood is a non-profit coed residential group care home for children and youth between ages 5 and 18. It provides to displaced children a Christian home-like environment where every effort is made to develop in each child a personal faith in God, in himself, and in his fellowman.

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God Will Cry if You Play with That Toy

The good stuff begins at the 0:52 mark:

One YouTube commenter says it best:

The moral of the story is, it is better to rob your child of the simple joys of childhood than to disappoint your imaginary friend.

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Secular Coalition for America Unveils Websites for State Chapters

Over the past year, the Secular Coalition for America has been working on expanding into all 50 states — all the better to track state and local issues. A number of chapters have already been created, and today marks the unveiling of websites for every state in the union: … the sites are not only [Read More...]

Liveblogging TAM2013: Magicians vs. Psychics Throwdown

Magicians vs. Psychics Panelists: Banachek, Mark Edward, Max Maven, James Randi and Jamy Ian Swiss Moderator: D.J. Grothe When I realized that the title of the talk was “Magicians vs. Psychics” instead of “Magicians vs Physics” (My brain is pretty tired) I was slightly disappointed, and then excited again. Interesting topic, interesting panel, should be [Read More...]

The Atheist Church Could Be Coming to Your City!

Sunday Assemblies are breaking out all over. Now, you have the chance to start one in your neighborhood and get a visit from co-founders Pippa Evans and Sanderson Jones!

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