Christian extremists fail: Satanists will distribute material in Florida public schools

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An effort by Christian extremists to indoctrinate public school children has failed spectacularly, opening the door for Satanists, atheists, and others to disseminate religious materials in public schools in Orange County, Florida.Raw Story reports: Last month, a Florida judge ruled that if the Orange County school district allowed Christian groups to disseminate Bibles and Christian-oriented religious materials in its schools, it would also have to allow atheist groups to do the same. The … [Read more...]

Ohio GOP pushes for creationism in science classrooms

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Ohio Republicans are pushing a bill through the state legislature that would allow intelligent design (creationism) to be taught alongside evolution in public school science classrooms.Ohio's HB 597 was quietly introduced in the House of Representatives last month under the guise of repealing Common Core educational standards. However, the bill is an anti-science trojan horse that poses a threat to students and science education in Ohio.If enacted, HB 597 would allow local school … [Read more...]

Tea Party of Louisiana claims Common Core turns kids gay

Demonstrating an alarming ignorance, the Tea Party of Louisiana is claiming Common Core educational standards are turning kids into “homosexuals.”A press release issued on the Tea Party of Louisiana's website Monday morning came with this headline, "Common Core Turns First Wave of Students Gay." The following is an excerpt from the Tea Party press release: Homosexual choices successfully promoted in Common Core curriculum. The DEVIL is in the details. Horribly offensive to a Moral Lif … [Read more...]

Waiting for the rapture, Christian homeschoolers refuse to educate children

Christian logic: Why learn to read if Jesus is coming? After homeschooling parents in Texas refused to educate their kids because they believed Jesus Christ is returning to Earth, a court has ruled that Christian homeschooling parents are not exempt from state education regulations.In a significant victory for children, the Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals has ruled that Christian homeschooling parents are not exempt from state education regulations. The ruling is a result of a court … [Read more...]

Man in funny hat with invisible friends tells kids the Internet is bad

Pope Francis, a man who spends a great deal of time trying to communicate with invisible friends, is telling children the Internet is a waste of time.Francis is urging kids not to waste time on the Internet, smartphones and television, but to instead spend their time on more productive activities. (Like talking to imaginary friends?)Speaking before 50,000 German altar servers, Francis said “chatting on the Internet or with smartphones (and) watching TV soap operas” is futile and a waste o … [Read more...]

Atheist TV gives Creationist Ken Ham a sad

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Leading creationist Ken Ham is upset that Atheist TV is now on the air, claiming the new network for atheists will “poison and destroy” the minds of children.The irony is rich. Ken Ham makes a living abusing children, poisoning their minds with the most ignorant religious superstition, desperately trying to persuade children and adults alike that his creationist nonsense is somehow legitimate science.Writing on his blog, Ham whines about the fact that atheists now have a television net … [Read more...]

Kidnapped For Christ: Torture and abuse at Christian boarding schools

A powerful film documenting Christian re-education camps where evangelical parents send their gay children to be tortured and abused in the hopes of making them straight premieres on Showtime tonight. The film shines a harsh light on Christian behavioral modification programs used on gay kids and other children displaying “undesirable” behaviors. Some evangelical parents in the U.S. are sending their children overseas to unregulated boarding schools where children are tortured and abused, oft … [Read more...]

Christian homeschoolers lock boy in basement for two years

Solitary confinement: Christian homeschoolers in Georgia have been charged with first-degree cruelty to children and false imprisonment after keeping their 13-year-old son alone and locked up in a dark basement for nearly two years as punishment for stealing. Recardo Wimbush, 33, and Therian Cornelia Wimbush, 37, say they confined their young teen son because he’d taken the family DVD player and then lied about it. According to Cpl. Jake Smith, a spokesman for Gwinnett police:The victim h … [Read more...]