Ben Carson: I will work very hard to eliminate the ban on Christianity in America’s schools.

So Carson said this today: There’s a Cru and Fellowship of Christian Athletes in virtually every school.  Boy, are we ever terrible at banning Christianity. Such a ban doesn’t exist and obviously so.  You might as well tell them you’re going to work hard to keep monsters out of American closets. And the crowd cheered, [Read More…]

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South Carolina Republicans considering a measure that would put “In God We Trust” in all public schools.

Republican lawmakers in the South Carolina House of Representatives are considering a measure that would put “In God We Trust” in all the state’s public schools: A South Carolina House subcommittee is discussing making all public schools display the national motto, “in God we trust,” in their lobbies. Only because it’s the national motto, of [Read More…]

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Another victory for the FFRF: Chino Valley School Board will no longer ask attendees to “find Jesus.”

Literally one week ago I began a post talking about the ongoing lawsuit with the Chino Valley school system in California: The FFRF is in an ongoing lawsuit against the Chino Valley, CA school system since late 2014 over school board meetings opening with bible readings and more (and the FFRF will probably win considering the system already [Read More…]

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Candidate for Texas Board of Education: Obama likes gays because he was a male prostitute.

Mary Lou Bruner (R-eally doesn’t like Obama) is running for the State Board of Education in Texas.  Among her other questionable positions… …she believes Obama has a soft spot for gay people because he spent some time in his 20s as a male prostitute: Mary Lou Bruner (shown above with Rafael Cruz) is one of [Read More…]

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Bill in Mississippi would permit the teaching of creationism in public schools.

Rep. Mark Formby (I’ll let you guess his political party, but it rhymes with Bepublican) has introduced a bill in Mississippi that would permit the teaching of creationism in public schools until a Dover-like trial put a stop to it: House Bill 50 “encourages students to explore scientific questions” and allows teachers to discuss “weaknesses” [Read More…]

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Study: 31% of public school science teachers including that global warming might be natural.

A new study has found that about 31% of public school science teachers are including the opinions of people who contradict scientific experts as part of the course: One of the most striking findings: 30 percent of teachers said in the survey that they tell students that the current warming “is likely due to natural [Read More…]

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Dr. Darrel Ray helps keep religious group from proselytizing to an elementary school.

Recently elementary students at Kellybrooke Elementary School raised money to feed the homeless for the City Union Mission right here in Kansas City.  This is ordinarily cool — pretty much every atheist is all for helping the homeless (as opposed to, say, constructing enormous masturbatory crosses) — except there’s one problem: that money doesn’t go just [Read More…]

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73% of Americans support coaches praying with student athletes.

The PRRI has released a study showing that 73% of Americans favor coaches at public schools leading prayers with student athletes: The Public Religion Research Institute last week released its fourth annual survey of sports and religion.  The survey (full data) concluded that 48% of those surveyed think that playing fantasy online sports is gambling, while 63% [Read More…]

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Maryland parents sue their daughter’s public school after she learns about other religions.

The Thomas More Law Center (you know, the one that defended the Discovery Institute during the Dover trial) has helped two Maryland parents sue their daughter’s public school because she had to learn about Islam: The lawsuit filed last week by Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center on behalf of John Kevin and Melissa Wood names [Read More…]

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FFRF gets Christian flag out of public school’s BOE meeting room in Tennessee. School board was awesome!

In Tennessee, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has successfully gotten a Christian flag out of the Unicoi County Board of Education’s meeting room: Two months after the Freedom From Religion Foundation asked the Unicoi County Board of Education remove the Christian flag from its public meeting room, the banner was removed from the room Thursday [Read More…]

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