Coach who refuses to stop praying with students suing his school district.

So here we go: a coach that is clearly breaking the law gets asked by his school district to stop praying with students in his capacity as a coach.  They don’t fire him, they just tell him he can’t put the school district in a position to lose a lawsuit.  This was pretty generous of [Read More...]

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Satanic Temple offering to give invocation after high school football coach who won’t stop praying with players.

Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy is going to cost his school district a lot of money (which I’ve written about in detail here).  He keeps leading prayers after games even though his school district, which seems acutely aware that they would lose a lawsuit over this, is telling him to stop. Hemant recently [Read More...]

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Coach defying district to pray with students gives Liberty Institute new opportunity to make money losing a case.

The Liberty Counsel is the group representing Kim Davis.  They have two major parts of their budget: 1.  Their legal defense budget 2.  Their email alert and fundraising budget, which is eleven times larger than their legal defense budget In short, the Liberty Counsel doesn’t take cases to win them (I’ve written more on that [Read More...]

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Teacher in public school already in legal trouble over church/state separation calls atheists fools…in class.

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...]

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FFRF tells Oklahoma elementary school they can’t take field trip to creationist zoo.

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...]

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Principal at a Texas high school caught preaching to students. FFRF is on the job…again.

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...]

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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...]

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American Atheists victorious in pledge of allegiance lawsuit.

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...]

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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...]

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Kansas superintendent removes picture of Jesus from middle school hallway after FFRF asks him to.

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...]

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