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Lenoir City High School won't publish atheist student's editorial on religion in schools

Lenoir City High School won't publish atheist student's editorial on religion in schools | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

LENOIR CITY — Krystal Myers is an honors student, captain of the swim team and editor of her high school newspaper. She's also an atheist in a predominantly Christian student body.

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The Aftermath of a School Prayer Case and a Judge’s Awesome Statement

The Aftermath of a School Prayer Case and a Judge’s Awesome Statement | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Last year, Christa and Danny Schultz sued the Medina Valley Independent School District in Castroville, Texas because they knew their son’s high school graduation ceremony would include a prayer. 

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Conservatives Use Creationist Playbook to Attack Climate Change Education in Schools

Conservatives Use Creationist Playbook to Attack Climate Change Education in Schools | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The overwhelming scientific evidence that says humans are causing the warming of the planet has emerged as the new battlefield in middle and high schools in the U.S.
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Atheist Activist Targets Two National Christian Fellowships

Atheist Activist Targets Two National Christian Fellowships | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A newly appointed state director of an atheist activist group said that he will fight two national Christian-based organizations for what he alleges to be proselytizing at public schools while "targeting the impressionable minds of our children."...
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Prayer in Public Schools an Essential Right - Except for Muslims

Prayer in Public Schools an Essential Right - Except for Muslims | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Fundies love the school prayer myth, crying that children must be allowed to pray in school - that is, until the kid turns out to be Muslim...
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Parents support Judeo-Christian teaching: LNP

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Queensland's Liberal National Party has strongly backed religious instruction in state schools, arguing Islamic and non-religious parents often want children brought up with a Judeo-Christian grounding

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Alabama schools continue in unlawful prayer

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has yet to receive a response from Superintendent William Valentine regarding Lauderdale County School District's sanction of illegal prayer before athletic events.
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Creationism Kicked: Indiana Bill Killed Over Fears Of Costly Litigation

Ding, dong, the bill is dead, the creationism bill is dead!

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma has decided to table legislation that would have mandated the teaching of “creation science” in public schools. The bill had passed the Indiana Senate, albeit with a modification requiring the teaching of other theories on the origins of life on Earth from several religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Scientology.

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The new anti-science assault on US schools

The new anti-science assault on US schools | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Katherine Stewart: In a disturbing trend, anti-evolution campaigners are combining with climate change deniers to undermine public education...
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Don't B-SHOCked: Settlement Shows Public Schools Can't Proselytize

Don't B-SHOCked: Settlement Shows Public Schools Can't Proselytize | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A federal judge signed and entered a consent decree and order today in the ACLU’s case challenging widespread and pervasive religious practices in South Carolina’s Chesterfield County School District.

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All Current Creationism Bills Originate From An Amendment Drafted And Proposed By Rick Santorum In 2001

All Current Creationism Bills Originate From An Amendment Drafted And Proposed By Rick Santorum In 2001 | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
It turns out, all creationism bills introduced since 2004 are inspired by an amendment drafted and proposed by then Senator and current Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum in 2001.
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Duquesne University Discriminates Against Atheists

Duquesne University Discriminates Against Atheists | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Atheists at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, are being denied the ability to create a secular student group. The excuses being offered by Duquesne officials might sound more credible if it weren't for the fact that Duquesne has already recognized Jewish, Muslim, and even gay student groups. It's only atheists who are being excluded because the goals of a secular group, promoting understanding and tolerance of secularism and atheists, is contrary to the school's mission.

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Public elementary school asks students "I love Jesus because ___" | Rock Beyond Belief

Public elementary school asks students "I love Jesus because ___" | Rock Beyond Belief | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

You can help fight proselytism in a public elementary school! The paper that the entire class was given had fill-in-the-blanks. My name is ___. I live in ___. I love Jesus because ___.

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Clay principal's memo says First Amendment meant only for Christians

Clay principal's memo says First Amendment meant only for Christians | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Clay Hill Elementary principal quotes pastor in memo promoting prayer session at school.

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