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Christians and Other Religious Groups Speak out against the Religious Right’s Attack on Schools in Seattle, Washington

Christians and Other Religious Groups Speak out against the Religious Right’s Attack on Schools in Seattle, Washington

Various religious groups, including Christians, spoke out against the Religious Right, on a program called American Podium in Seattle, Washington, saying that the Religious Right uses deceit to get their programs into public schools.  Journalist, and author of The Good ...

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Jessica Ahlquist Receives Scholarship from the American Humanist Association

Jessica Ahlquist Receives Scholarship from the American Humanist Association

Jessica Ahlquist, of Rhode Island, was the sixteen-year-old teenager who challenged the Constitutionality of a banner at her school, receiving a lot of harassment, online threats, and denial of services for doing so.  The banner, at Cranston High School West, contained ...

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African-American churches call for justice in the shooting of Trayvon Martin

African-American churches call for justice in the shooting of Trayvon Martin

On February 26, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a Florida high school student, who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain. The story captured national attention, with allegations of racism and calls for more scrutiny into how ...

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Two men thrown out of Santorum rally for kissing

Two men thrown out of Santorum rally for kissing

Videos and reports are surfacing on the Internet that show that two men were thrown out of a Santorum rally for standing up and kissing each other.  Their friends, who apparently supported them, followed the two out of the rally.  ...

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With rise of conservative Islam in Kyrgyzstan, country's liberals question how far religious freedom should go

With rise of conservative Islam in Kyrgyzstan, country's liberals question how far religious freedom should go

Islam is on the rise in many central Asian republics, Russia Today reports. In Kyrgyzstan, which has prided itself on being a secular republic, religion is on the rise in politics and in society. The country of about 5 1/2 million people ...

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Tennessee principal under fire for allegedly telling gay kids they're going to hell and pregnant teens that their lives are over

Tennessee principal under fire for allegedly telling gay kids they're going to hell and pregnant teens that their lives are over

A Mid-South high school principal is under fire for controversial statements about gay and pregnant students. Dorothy Bond is the principal of Heywood High School in Brownsville, Tennessee.  She's accused of making insensitive remarks during a meeting with her students, ...

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4 wounded, 1 dead after student opens fire at Cleveland, OH, school

4 wounded, 1 dead after student opens fire at Cleveland, OH, school

One student is dead and another four are wounded following a shooting at the Chardon High School in Cleveland, Ohio, CNN reports. T.J. Lane, the suspect in Monday's shooting, "was a nice guy" who he never suspected would shoot anyone, according ...

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No Dinosaurs in Heaven explores the problem of creationists injecting their views in the public school systems

No Dinosaurs in Heaven explores the problem of creationists injecting their views in the public school systems

"A recent national poll revealed that only 23% of biology teachers strongly agreed that evolution is the unifying theory of biology — and it's no surprise that U.S. students rank low among industrialized countries in science and match scores," the ...

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South Dakota passes resolution to teach academic Bible studies in public schools

South Dakota passes resolution to teach academic Bible studies in public schools

Lawmakers in South Dakota have passed a non-binding resolution to teach academic Bible studies in the public schools.   House Concurrent Resolution 1004 states that because so many biblical references are in popular culture and literature that academic Bible education ...

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Muslim woman sues University of Bridgeport for failure to investigate sexual harassment — Gets charged with terrorism

Muslim woman sues University of Bridgeport for failure to investigate sexual harassment — Gets charged with terrorism

A Muslim woman, who was a student at University of Bridgeport, sued the University for failing to investigate her claim that a male student sexually harassed her.  In return, the school had FBI charge her with terrorism. Balayla Ahmad filed ...

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Superintendent schools parents on behavior during meeting to appeal decision involving prayer banner at Rhode Island school

Superintendent schools parents on behavior during meeting to appeal decision involving prayer banner at Rhode Island school

Two hundred and thirty people attended a school meeting to discuss appealing a judge’s decision to take down school’s prayer banner pursuant to a suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) naming 16-year-old Jessica Ahlquist as plaintiff. While ...

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Rhode Island school prayer banner evokes emotional reactions — Author of prayer banner says he is outraged; atheist student called an evil little thing

Rhode Island school prayer banner evokes emotional reactions — Author of prayer banner says he is outraged; atheist student called an evil little thing

A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that a prayer banner containing the words "Heavenly Father" and "Amen" displayed since the 1960s at a Rhode Island school is unconstitutional. Jessica Ahlquist, 16, argued that a banner on display in Cranston High ...

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Long Island high school students suspended for "Tebowing" in the hallway

Long Island high school students suspended for "Tebowing" in the hallway

Several students from Riverhead High School in Long Island, NY have been suspended after the principal determined that the students impersonating "Tebowing" in the hallway presented a safety hazard to other students, who were having difficulty getting past them.  The ...

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