FAITH & PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Georgia teacher tells child not to listen to atheist parents.

Holy shit.  I just read the Freedom From Religion Foundation‘s most recent press release.  I thought I’d come across some shitty administrations in my time (remember, I used to joust with them for a living), but I’ve never, ever heard of anything like what’s going on in the Emanuel County School System, Swainsboro, GA. The parents [Read More...]

RELIGION & HIGH SCHOOL: Muslims demand a teacher be fired for showing Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

Muslim protesters are demanding a teacher in Washington state be fired after showing some of the cartoons featuring Mohammad to a class in a discussion of current events: A group of Somali Americans gathered outside the Refugee Women’s Alliance(ReWA) on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to demand the resignation of a teacher who showed the cartoons to [Read More...]

Concerned parents sees Satanic symbol in school bus brake light.

In Cordova, TN a woman is pissed off because the school bus break lights are in the form of a star which, she says, screams Satanism: At least one Mid-South parent is concerned about what she says is a satanic symbol on a school bus. The Cordova, Tennessee parent snapped a photo when she noticed [Read More...]

Public high school student won’t participate in class until ten commandments monument returns.

The superintendent of Harding High School in Marion, OH recently did something really smart: he removed a ten commandments monument from the school.  His reasoning was: According to Superintendent Gary Barber, he had watched other Ohio school districts face legal challenges and wanted “to make sure that [our] resources are directly aligned to our district’s mission and vision [Read More...]

Pastor who bragged online of leading public school students in prayer claims he never led students in prayer.

Two schools in Michigan have been allowing Pastor Russ Gabel of Freewater Experience Ministries to come onto their campuses and run the Freewater club, which is pretty much just him getting time with students (which is against the law, since religious clubs must be student led).  The good news is that after receiving letters warning of [Read More...]

AHA brings a lawsuit against Georgia public school for proselytizing through its sports/band programs.

A public high school in Georgia is about to face a lawsuit after it refused to stop using school programs to spread Christianity: The lawsuit is being brought on behalf of local citizens, including the mother of a child in the school system. Coaches at Chestatee High School have regularly led student football players in [Read More...]

School board which proselytizes during meetings dares the FFRF to sue them. The FFRF has obliged.

After giving them multiple chances to stop breaking the law, the Chino Valley School District is being sued by the Freedom From Religion Foundation: School board meetings open with a prayer, and often include bible readings and proselytizing by board members. Board President James Na injects Christianity into many of his official statements, FFRF’s legal [Read More...]

I love Lucien Greaves and the Temple of Satan.

For those following the situation in Orange County, FL (where public schools allowed groups to distribute bibles and then decided to allow atheists to distribute literature rather than lose a lawsuit), there’s some happy and amusing news courtesy of fellow Patheos blogger Hemant Mehta. The Temple of Satan has filed a formal request to share [Read More...]

Sacramento public school tells a student the law requires him to recite the pledge.

The AHA is about to legally slap a Sacramento public school back into compliance with the law after administrators told one of their students that the law required him to recite the pledge of allegiance: CBS13 first told you about Derek Giardina, 17, who says he’s been given detention and docked points after omitting the reference to [Read More...]

FFRF success: administrator at Hawaii public school makes the right call on church/state separation.

Sometimes school administrators are actually grateful to be made aware of legal violations so they can fix them.  When those administrators receive a notice from the FFRF, they actually work with the FFRF to make sure the law isn’t being broken.  Then religious clubs can still meet, students can still carry their bibles and enjoy [Read More...]