New York Teacher Tells Atheist Student She’s Unpatriotic and Disrespectful for Refusing to Stand for the Pledge

You would think public schools would have figured out by now how to handle saying the Pledge of Allegiance. It’s simple, really: Students don’t have to stand for the Pledge. They don’t have to give a reason. And they certainly cannot get punished for sitting it out. That’s true whether we’re talking about atheists who don’t want to pledge that we’re a nation “Under God” or Jehovah’s Witnesses who consider it idolatry.

But officials at Southside High School in the Elmira City School District in New York never got the memo. There, an atheist student has been made to feel like shit by her teacher for not standing up during the daily recitation.

According to a letter to the district’s superintendent and principal from the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the problem has been going on for a while:

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North Carolina High School’s Band Booster Event Takes an Illegal Christian Turn

Over the weekend, North Carolina’s North Buncombe High School held a Band Boosters event to honor veterans and fundraise for the band’s upcoming trip to Hawaii. All of that was perfectly fine. But then the event took an illegal Christian turn:



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Massachusetts State Rep Complains About Family That Sued Over the Pledge of Allegiance

Massachusetts State Representative Alan Silvia (below) wrote an opinion piece for a local paper in which he derides a local family for filing a lawsuit over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance (a case they lost earlier this month).

In the piece, which shows how ignorant of the law Silvia is, he makes all sort of claims that have no basis in reality:

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The Man Who Was Nearly Lt. Governor of Virginia Thinks Church/State Separation Groups Are Agents of “Demonic Power”

E.W. Jackson could’ve been the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. He’s a man who think evolution is a lie and sin leads to birth defects.

And at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall conference this past weekend, he screamed about how groups like the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation were “demonic”:



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Franklin Graham Tells Us Who Will Be in Hell: Atheists, Murderers, and Pastors Who Don’t Condemn Homosexuality

According to evangelical leader Franklin Graham at the Family Research Council sponsored Watchmen on the Wall National Briefing, we all know the kinds of people who will spend eternity in Hell:

Murderers. Atheists. Idolaters. And Christian pastors who don’t speak out against homosexuality and abortion.

I would love to take offense at the fact that he included atheists on that list, but those are typical evangelical Christian beliefs. Nothing to see here. But pastors who don’t condemn the LGBT crowd?

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