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The Supreme Court is about to fumble a simple church/state separation case

Reading Time: 7 minutes Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard a case of a proselytizing football coach that could unravel decades of church/state jurisprudence and open the door to public school employees effectively pressuring children to adopt their religion, whether or not that’s their stated goal. (That, by the way, would be an outcome far more serious that the “groomer” lies […]

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Preacher: Teachers “grooming” kids should be beheaded on live TV

Reading Time: 2 minutes A fundamentalist Christian preacher is calling for LGBTQ-accepting teachers to be shot in the head or beheaded on live television because he believes the conservative lie that they’re “grooming” kids. New Independent Fundamentalist Baptist preacher Jason Graber of Sure Foundation Baptist Church in Spokane, Washington made the comments last week during a weeknight service. It’s […]

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Religion and education: Let’s be perfectly clear

Reading Time: 5 minutes Despite a long-time understanding among sociologists that certain forms of religious belief and identification undercut educational attainment, contrarian social scientists and religious apologists often argue that education and religion are completely compatible. Recent arguments by Ilana Horwitz and Ryan Burge go further to claim that religion may even enhance educational success. Such arguments wither under […]

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Florida atheist asks book-banning school districts to get rid of the Bible, too

Reading Time: 4 minutes If Florida Republicans are hell-bent on banning books they consider inappropriate, then one atheist activist wants to make sure public school districts go even further and ban a book that contains genocide, incest, rape, and violence: The Bible. More than 200 books have already been eliminated from public school districts across the state in response […]

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Satanists will sue PA school district for rejecting After School Satan Club

Reading Time: 4 minutes Public school board members in Pennsylvania banned the formation of a non-Christian club at Northern Elementary School after after angry parents complained it would allow “evil” into the school. The proposal to form an After School Satan Club was struck down on an 8-1 vote by the Northern York County School District board Tuesday night. […]

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Why aren’t schools robustly teaching critical thinking? No time.

Reading Time: 5 minutes American public schools are teaching our kids too much and too little simultaneously. It’s too much what to think and not enough how—like how to think critically, analytically, about all the factual information they’re being taught. The critical “how” responsibility of education is being lost in the crowded shuffle of coursework. Before you learn how […]

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FL school board member admits prayer resolution is about “God and Jesus Christ”

Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s no reason whatsoever for a public school board to issue a proclamation honoring prayer. Not only did the Miami-Dade Public Schools board make that mistake, they couldn’t even pull it off without giving away the underlying Christian nationalist agenda at the heart of these kinds of shenanigans. Last week, board member Christi Fraga offered […]