FFRF puts a stop to school-sanctioned prayers at a Louisiana high school.

Another victory for the Freedom From Religion Foundation and for the students at Mansfield High School in Louisiana because it was resolved without the student pissing away a bunch of its money on a lawsuit they were doomed to lose: Students at Mansfield High School in Mansfield, La., are no longer being subjected to prayer [Read More…]

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FFRF puts a stop to elementary school nudging kids to evangelize.

A while back I wrote about a Denver area school that got sued by the American Humanist Association for letting their kids raise money with Operation Christmas Child: For the fundraisers such as Operation Christmas Child the teachers distributed empty boxes to the students to create and fill for the program. They also helped collect the [Read More…]

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Louisiana high school will no longer make kids stand for the pledge of allegiance thanks to the FFRF!

Another victory for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, but this time the school took the easy route: Teachers within Plaquemines Parish Schools in Louisiana will no longer force students to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance after FFRF wrote two complaints on behalf of a Belle Chasse High School student. Previously, students who refused to [Read More…]

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My appearance on the God Theory Podcast: advising a secular student.

I was on the most recent episode of the God Theory Podcast to answer questions about a student struggling in a Catholic school: Enjoy! [Read more…]

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Todd Starnes isn’t being honest about elementary school which stopped making kids say “god bless America.”

Todd Starnes has made an entire career out of taking little examples of Christians not getting to break the law and spinning them into wild tales of persecution (presumably at the hands of the majority of the population — Christians).  He’s done it again with a New Jersey Elementary School which recently decided to make some changes rather [Read More…]

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Arizona rep who thinks the earth is 6,000 years old now chairwoman of the state education panel.

Meet Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen, who is known primarily for saying the earth is 6,000 years old: This person is responsible for making laws. But that’s not all!  The Arizona State Senate was discussing a concealed carry law back in March when Allen found a way to introduce the idea of mandatory church attendance as a remedy to [Read More…]

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Whole school district closed today after students asked to write a phrase in Arabic.

Students in Augusta County, Virginia will be deprived of a whole day of education today because right wingers are paranoid of Islam: Schools in Augusta County Virginia will be closed on Friday after a calligraphy lesson prompted a disturbing anti-Muslim backlash. Of course it did.  They want the bible taught in schools to indoctrinate students, [Read More…]

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Coach who refused to stop praying after high school football games files official complaint against school.

If you’re unfamiliar with the story of Joe Kennedy, the football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington state, here’s the short version.  He prays with students after games in a big display on the 50 yard line of the field.  The FFRF sent the school a letter informing them that this was a no-no and [Read More…]

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High school students stage a protest for teacher suspended for talking about god in class.

A teacher at a Texas high school was temporarily suspended for reciting bible verses and about fifty students protested on his behalf: Students protested today in front of Santa Rosa High School over the removal of algebra teacher Charles Zeissel from his classroom for talking about God and reciting verses of the bible in class [Read More…]

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Texas Board of Education votes against letting experts fact-check their textbooks.

After it came to light that maybe not all the facts in Texas textbooks are…y’know, factual, it was proposed that experts in the various fields could be brought in to double check in order to make sure kids aren’t learning false things.  You’d think a Board of Education would be all about that, but not [Read More…]

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