FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: Third grade teacher handed out bibles to her students.

When you’re in a job you’re given certain guidelines for that job.  Often employers leave out the obvious things you should know counting on you to be minimally competent, since they wouldn’t have hired you otherwise.  For instance, if you get a job at Subway they tell you that you must wear gloves while making [Read More...]

HIGH SCHOOL, FAITH, & POLITICS: California advances bill that would remove religious exemptions for vaccinations.

As of right now in California you cannot send unvaccinated children to school, thus endangering the rest of the kids.  Well, unless you’re religious.  Then endanger away.  But that may be coming to an end: California lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a bill that would require schoolchildren in the state to be vaccinated amid impassioned pleas [Read More...]

FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: Public school nurse refused to treat a student when the student did not recite the pledge of allegiance.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen an article that makes me verbally exclaim “what the fuck?”  Well, we can reset that counter.  A nurse at a Pennsylvania public school has refused to attend to a student because the student didn’t stand and recite the pledge of allegiance: Yesterday, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist [Read More...]

FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: Georgia middle school teacher tells students their parents aren’t real Christians if they support Obama.

Hum dee dum dum, what’s the first article I open say? A Georgia teacher told her middle school students that if their parents support President Obama they aren’t real Christians. Then she wanted the kids to prove their Christianity to her. Wait, what?  Welcome home, me… Nancy Perry is somehow still an employee at Dublin [Read More...]

Choosing one’s own cap and gown

Generally, when it comes to graduation ceremonies, the males get the black robes, and the females are assigned the white robes. This creates friction with some transgender people. [Read more...]

FAITH, HIGH SCHOOL, & LAW: Texas superintendent has a change of heart after receiving a letter from the FFRF.

Just last week I wrote about how Michael Gilbert, the Superintendent of the White Oak School District in Texas, said he wouldn’t be stopping a high school principal from reading scripture over the loudspeaker every day (to read my rebuttals to all this, follow the previous link): He argued that the FFRF should be ignored [Read More...]

FAITH, HIGH SCHOOL, & LAW: Texas superintendent won’t stop bible verses over loudspeaker.

Want to see what it looks like to fail at your job?  Superintendent Michael Gilbert is defiant: he won’t stop the principal of White Oak High School from reading bible verses over the school’s loudspeaker: The superintendent of a Texas school district recently criticized by “Friendly Atheist” Hemant Mehta and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) for allowing a principal [Read More...]

FAITH: Texas principal reading bible verses over loudspeaker & tips for setting up your case if your rights are being violated.

Hemant has reported on a situation at White Oak High School in Texas.  It seems the principal of the school reads a bible verse over the loudspeaker every morning.  We know this is happening because a student has recorded it happening on three different occasions. It’s a pity a student had to be the one [Read More...]

FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: American Atheists gets school to end prayer after baseball practice.

American Atheists was tipped off that the head coach and assistant coach of the Leesburg High School baseball team were leading the team in prayer after practice.  They took the right first step – they gave the school an opportunity to end the practice on their own.  And it worked! On February 10, American Atheists’ [Read More...]

FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: Archbishop wants Catholic school teachers declared “ministers” so he can control their private lives.

Meet Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop that oversees San Francisco: Archbishop Cordileone has long been a leading opponent of same-sex marriage. In 2008, he was instrumental in placing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage, on the California ballot. He is also chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. Given his views [Read More...]