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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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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FFRF getting involved in the Bryant High School situation.

The FFRF has sent a letter to Bryant High School in Arkansas about the football coach organizing a prayer service for the football team. FFRF Staff Attorney Patrick Elliott sent an August 22 letter to Bryant Public Schools Superintendent Randy Rutherford requesting he cancel the team religious worship service. The school is violating the Constitution [Read More...]

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Bryant High School coach invites all to team worship. That’s a no-no.

My father just alerted me to a posting on the facebook page for Bryant High School down in Bryant, Arkansas.  I’m just going to leave it here…and in the inbox of the FFRF. The school can’t be inviting people to worship the lord.  This is 100%, no grey area, illegal. [Read more...]

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Finally a real miracle: science textbooks in Texas are sound on evolution.

The battle in Texas is not over.  Right now the state board of education is packed with people who make a living telling credulous people that evolution is not true.  However, for the time being, things are a-ok according to science educators. “It appears that publishers have done a good job resisting political pressure to [Read More...]

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High school student who sued Rankin reveals herself.

The high school student who brought a suit against Rankin High School to stop mandatory religious assemblies put on by a local church (Mississippi, what can you do?) has abandoned her anonymity in an essay for the American Humanist.  In a twist, she is a Christian (her co-plaintiff is an atheist).  Like I’ve always said, [Read More...]

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Charges dropped against Kiera Wilmot.

Earlier this month I wrote a letter to a high school in Florida where a young student (who had a good academic record and sterling behavioral record) attempted a science experiment on her own, had it go wrong, and was expelled and criminally charged for it.  Those charges have now been dropped. The Florida teenager [Read More...]

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Katelyn Campbell’s high school continues to try and silence her.

Last month I wrote about a high school student who called the ACLU and vociferously opposed the principal of George Washington High School when a preaching, abstinence-only speaker was invited to speak at the school.  Katelyn Campbell is still bound for prestigious Wellesley College, even though principal Aulenbacher threatened to badmouth her to them. However, [Read More...]

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