FFRF puts a stop to high school principal who seemed to think his school was a Christian recruiting ground.

The principal of Mojave High School in Las Vegas (the last place you’d think would be having problems with too much fundamentalist religion) has some…um…interesting ideas about how to improve things at the school: Mojave High School Principal Antonio Rael and Grace Point Church Pastor Ty Neal were seen chatting in a video about the [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Federal court shoots down effort to send taxpayer money to Douglas County religious schools via vouchers.

ACLU making the magic happen: Federal District Court Judge Marcia Krieger today denied plaintiffs’ request to issue an unprecedented emergency order requiring the Douglas County School District school voucher program to divert taxpayer funds to private religious schools. The ACLU of Colorado, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the ACLU Program on Freedom [Read More…]

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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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