The FFRF gets an Ohio public school to stop singing “The Lord’s Prayer” at graduation.

I read the Christian Post, and most of the time it’s just an eye-rolling waste of my time.  But every now and again they post something about church/state separation where they try so, so hard to paint the offenders as the victims and then it’s all worth it. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has gotten [Read More…]

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Pennsylvania hitting the important issues: making sure public schools can post “In God We Trust.”

Pennsylvania has been dealing with a budget crisis for months that is still not resolved.  But apparently there are more important issues to tackle, like making sure schools can put up the words “In God We Trust”: The bill, also known as the National Motto Display Act, would allow public schools in Pennsylvania to display [Read More…]

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Obama to issue directive: public schools must let trans students use the bathroom of their gender identity.

Well, this is going to make some waves: The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity. A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to a highly charged debate over [Read More…]

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North Carolina school board to allow students to carry pepper spray (to use on trans students in the “wrong” bathroom).

A North Carolina school board has decided to allow students to carry pepper spray at school.  While this seems like a stupid idea in an environment where emotions often run high and fights are not uncommon, it’s even worse when you consider that one of the board members said this was specifically to target transgender [Read More…]

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Rabbis behind Jewish private school under investigation for not teaching secular subjects.

A group of Hasidic rabbis who formed a private school are upset over laws being enforced that say the school must actually teach secular subjects and, y’know, educate its students: Pray for us! That’s the message a leading Hasidic rabbi gave to his thousands of followers in response to the city Education Department’s investigation into [Read More…]

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British headmaster says Harry Potter and other fiction causes brain damage in children.

A British headmaster at the Acorn School in Nailsworth has gotten some attention for claiming that fiction such as Harry Potter can cause mental illness in children: Can reading “Harry Potter,” “The Hunger Games” and “The Lord of the Rings” cause brain damage in children? The principal of a British private school says yes. In [Read More…]

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Update on the Jessieville, Arkansas story.

Hey guys, there are showings in the house today up til noon, so I’m trying to get the house spruced up and get out of it.  But here’s a real quick update on the Jessieville story. The school has responded to neither myself or the FFRF.  They have, however, taken down their facebook page entirely [Read More…]

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Arkansas school planning to bus students to a local church during school hours for National Day of Prayer.

Well, the morning happiness post is going to have to wait.  I woke up to see this screenshot in a facebook group I’m in for Arkansas freethinkers: Um, voluntary or not, that’s not legal.  Like, not even close to legal.  I checked the Jessieville School District’s page myself and this entry is still there as [Read More…]

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School board member tries to rename “Winter Break” to “Christmas Break,” tells atheists to go back to their hellholes.

A member of the Willard (Willard was a town next to my college, I blame my brain) Millard school board in Omaha, Paul Meyer, dedicated some of their last meeting to trying to rename “Winter Break” to “Christmas Break.”  Something about religious persecution if his personal religion isn’t held aloft by a government tasked with [Read More…]

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FBI agents raid Jewish schools that got millions from gov’t to get students internet access, but prohibited internet use.

Yesterday FBI agents raided several Jewish schools in Ramapo, New Jersey on suspicion that the schools had misappropriated millions of dollars in federal money given to them for computers and infrastructure to allow students to use the internet: FBI agents and Rockland district attorney’s office detectives fanned out across Ramapo on Wednesday with search warrants demanding [Read More…]

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