Missouri School District Revises Anti-Gay Prom Policy After Student Protests

Earlier this week, Stacy Dawson asked administrators at the Scott County Central School District if he could bring his boyfriend to prom. The school district shot him down, citing a line in the student handbook that can be interpreted to bar same-sex couples from attending the prom: [Read more...]

Catholic Mom Sues New York City So She Doesn’t Have to Vaccinate Her Kid

Dina Check, a Catholic mother from Staten Island, is suing New York’s Department of Education because they did not grant a religious exemption to vaccination for her five-year-old daughter. [Read more...]

Why Won’t the University of Dayton Recognize a Campus Atheist Group?

A week after officials at the University of Dayton (Ohio), a private Roman Catholic school, denied granting official recognition to an atheist group on campus, the university rector Rev. Jim Fitz has responded to their frustration… with a straw man argument: [Read more...]

An Unholy Alliance: Private Prisons and the Christian Right

Imagine, if you will, a meeting of the CEOs, board members, and stockholders of all the for-profit prison corporations in the United States…. [Read more...]

Army Wants Cadet Who Resigned from West Point Due to Anti-Atheist Discrimination to Pay Up

The last time we heard about Blake Page, the president of the West Point Secular Student Alliance, he was resigning from West Point six months prior to graduation because he “could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets.”

Now, the Pentagon — despite letting Page keep the “honorable discharge” — wants their money back, adding insult to injury: [Read more...]


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