Two years ago the AHA brought suit against a high school in Rankin County, Mississippi. At the time legal contributor Anne Orsi wrote a blistering and fact-filled article about the situation: Beginning April 9, Rankin High School allowed Pinelake to conduct a mandatory assembly for its senior class. The next day, the junior class was [Read More...]
Teacher in public school already in legal trouble over church/state separation calls atheists fools…in class.
Who’d have thought you can’t use school time to haul kids off on a field trip to hear about how great Jesus is at a creationist zoo? Certainly not the teachers at Skatook school district in Oklahoma (at least it’s not Texas for once) who should’ve known better: The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is [Read More...]
I don’t know what needs to be done in Texas to stop every other educator from breaking church/state separation laws, but we need to figure it out. We’re seeing tons of those situations lately. Today’s comes from the Prosper High School in Prosper, TX where the Freedom From Religion Foundation has caught wind of a [Read More...]
Oklahoma four year-old chastised by his elementary school teacher for being left handed. It’s “evil” and “sinister”.
The list of trivial things that piss of the god of the bible (the one who was ok drowning the whole earth in an act of genocide) seems to know no end. I keep thinking we’d reached the zenith of non-issues that manage to be moral concerns for some believers, but an Oklahoma Elementary teacher has [Read More...]
Press release #2 that hit my inbox this morning announced victory in a case where American Atheists was defending a middle school student against a teacher that pressure him into standing for the Pledge of Allegiance: Following a September 8 demand letter, American Atheists today received confirmation from a Florida school district that officials would [Read More...]
Christian parents in Tennessee concerned about middle schoolers learning about Islam in religion class.
In a story that won’t surprise anybody, Christian parents in Tennessee are upset that their children might be learning about more than one religion in religion class: Tennessee seventh-graders spend a portion of their time in a world history course studying “the world of Islam.” Awesome! Any decision made about global political interactions or about [Read More...]
It turns out Royster Middle School in Kansas had a big picture of Jesus hanging in the hallway which, somehow, struck a local parent as a violation of the separation of church and state. They complained and the FFRF sent a letter to the school essentially saying “Hey, you’re breaking the law. Maybe you didn’t [Read More...]
More books getting yanked from high school curricula because Christians are upset that it doesn’t reinforce their religion: According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Lincoln High School Principal Allen Burch pulled The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon after a handful of Christian parents complained that the novel did not show [Read More...]
Kansas siphoning funds to religious schools when public schools don’t have the funding to stay open all year.
Kansas is largely populated with citizens so politically unaware that Lucifer could be the Republican candidate and probably still win the election. I say this because in the last election cycle the Republican candidate for governor was incumbent Sam Brownback, the man who bankrupted the state and whose economic policies were such a horrific failure [Read More...]
When, “Hey, what you’re doing is illegal, could you please stop?” doesn’t work, the next step is a lawsuit. It’s usually around that time that Christians using their government position to enable the proselytizing of their religion consult their official legal representation who tells them something along the lines of, “What the fuck are you [Read More...]