Texas School Board Exploits Students To Promote Christianity

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A Texas school district is facing legal action after allegations surfaced that the school board is using students to promote Christianity at public meetings.The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center has filed a lawsuit against Birdville Independent School District and its school board for violating the First Amendment through its practice of promoting Christian prayers.According to the lawsuit, the district regularly opens its school board meetings by choosing s … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts Welcomes Transgender Girls – Conservative Christians Freak Out

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The Girl Scouts of America is welcoming transgender girls to join Girl Scout troops, and conservative Christians are freaking out.A recent blog post from GirlScouts.org reiterates the organization’s position on accepting transgender girls: If a girl is recognized by her family, school and community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe. Inclusion of transgender girls is handled at … [Read more...]

School Bus Driver Tells Girl She Will ‘Burn In Hell’ For Being Gay

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A cruel school bus driver lectures an 11-year-old girl on the Bible, driving the girl to tears by telling her she is gay and will “burn in hell.”According to reports, Maurissa Rushing, an 11-year-old fifth grade student at Pathway Academy, a charter school in Kansas City, Missouri, was riding the school bus on her way to school, and playing a game with her best friend that involved one girl’s fingers racing up and down the other’s arm.Apparently the school bus driver found this seemingly … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Public High School Promotes Christian Purity Culture at Prom

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Public school patriarchy: Disturbing flyers distributed by a public high school in Wisconsin are asking boys “to protect her character” on prom night.The flyers, distributed by Lincoln High School, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, are sponsored by a Christian anti-abortion clinic (The Crossing of Manitowoc County)and a Catholic health-care provider (Holy Family Memorial).The flyers promote Christian purity culture, a sinister movement to enforce and maintain outdated and repudiated stereotypes co … [Read more...]

Michigan lawmakers try to make homeschool safe

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For some students, homeschool is a fantastic alternative to a traditional education, but for others, homeschool is a nightmare of isolation, abuse, and even death.Michigan lawmakers are trying to make homeschool a little safer, and protect kids from the dangers and abuse homeschooling makes possible by creating a registry of homeschooled students and instituting a simple requirement that homeschooled students are seen at least twice a year by certain professionals considered to be mandatory … [Read more...]

Iowa GOP official wants Christianity taught in public schools

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A GOP official argues Christianity should be taught and practiced in public schools because “there’s only one true God.”Last week, Tamara Scott, an Iowa member of the Republican National Committee, gave a speech advocating for Christianity being taught in public schools. Scott said she was upset by the fact that non-Christian prayers (Wiccan and Muslim) had been said at the Iowa State House.Speaking at a Republican presidential forum hosted by the influential Iowa conservative group The F … [Read more...]

School nurse abuses student who refused to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

A middle school nurse in Pennsylvania refused to treat and verbally abused and humiliated an 8th grade student for refusing to stand during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.The American Humanist Association (AHA) has sent a letter to Carlisle Area School District on behalf of the Wilson Middle School student who was verbally abused and harassed by the school nurse for exercising the constitutional right to remain seated during the Pledge of Allegiance.According to the letter, … [Read more...]

Obama honors Leelah Alcorn, backs ban on LGBT conversion therapy

Justice for Leelah: President Barack Obama defends LGBT youth by supporting a ban on conversion therapy, the despicable attempt to force a child or young adult to reverse their sexual orientation or gender identity, often to satisfy the religious superstition and bigotry of ignorant parents.Late last year transgender teen Leelah Alcorn committed suicide after years of abuse and rejection from strict Christian parents, parents who forced Leelah to attend conversion therapy. In the process … [Read more...]


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