Establishment Clause Win in Mississippi

Remember those school assemblies in Mississippi that were specifically intended to tell the high school students to accept Jesus into their othwise shallow and meaningless lives? I wrote about the situation when those assemblies happened last spring. In an agreed judgment entered of record Friday, the Rankin County School District administrators admitted that the students’ [Read More...]

Kansas student suspended for wearing a purse.

Ok, last post for today, then I seriously need to get on the road.  A middle school student in Kansas has been suspended for wearing a purse to school: A 13-year-old boy in Kansas was suspended on Wednesday for wearing a Vera Bradley purse — and officials say he can’t come back until he takes [Read More...]

Texas student suspended for tearing pages from his bible.

Isaiah Smith, a Texas high school student, was getting bullied by other Christian students on account of his homosexuality (shocking, right?  There’s that Christianity making people better human beings again).  He was taunted by these students by being told he was going to hell for his sin.  Isaiah had a perfectly reasonable reaction – he [Read More...]

Middle school principal loses his moxy when the bill for breaking the law comes in.

Remember when the principal of Southern Ohio Middle School said of a portrait of Jesus he had hanging in the school: The local school district’s superintendent of schools says he won’t remove the picture with an order from the school board or a judge. He says the display comes from a student’s initiative, which makes [Read More...]

Racism alive and well (and affecting education) in Alabama.

In Daphne, AL the local high school had its French teacher retire.  Fortunately for them they had a teacher who used to be a University professor in Arabic, so they decided to offer a course in the language. Little did they know that by teaching their kids a particular foreign language that the administration of [Read More...]

Creationists suing the state of Kansas over science standards.

In debates, such as my debate with Peter Payne, I’m often assured that Christianity and science are 100% compatible.  Of course, I’m never told how people rising from the dead jibes with biology or how someone walking on water jibes with physics, but I’m sure there’s a scientific explanation (the laws of nature totally stopped [Read More...]

Cranston to get new banners. People who said it wasn’t about god are hacked off the new murals don’t include god.

The same graduating class which provided Cranston West High School with their nefarious prayer murals which Jessica Ahlquist so bravely challenged (a challenge in which she was declared the swift victor by a conservative Catholic judge) has gifted the school two new banners which don’t break the law. The mural does not contain any religious [Read More...]

Three siblings kicked out of an Arkansas public school on suspicion of having HIV.

And here’s one more story for the day to leave you good and angry and motivated to make the world a better place: The three siblings — two of whom have disabilities — are living with a foster family and attending the Pea Ridge Public School District. But school district officials recently found documentation that [Read More...]

Why aren’t corrupt administrators of Mountain View Elementary the ones in the crossfire?

Hemant has a post up about Mountain View Elementary School in South Carolina, which recently held its graduation at a church, replete with Christian prayers.  Hemant has the administrators of the school dead to rights on lying to protect their violation of the law in order to use their position to hammer Christian faith into [Read More...]

Hope for the future: become a Secular Safe Zone ally.

Andy Cheadle, the high school organizer at the SSA, has produced something that I believe will be a game-changer at the high school level.  Taking a queue from the gay rights movement, he has come up with a program called Secular Safe Zone.  You may have heard of the LGBT Safe Zone program which was [Read More...]


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