UK Teacher Punished Over ‘Slip of Tongue’ in ‘Misgendering’ Student Takes School to Employment Tribunal

UK Teacher Punished Over ‘Slip of Tongue’ in ‘Misgendering’ Student Takes School to Employment Tribunal

OXFORD, U.K. — A math teacher in the U.K. who was recently punished for saying “Well done, girls” to a group of students in forgetting that one of the girls prefers to be identified as a boy has taken his case to an employment tribunal. Following an investigation, Joshua Sutcliffe, an associate pastor at Christ Revelation […]

Atheist Group Objects to Class Creation of Cross Memorials as Part of City’s Remembrance of Fallen Veterans

Atheist Group Objects to Class Creation of Cross Memorials as Part of City’s Remembrance of Fallen Veterans

RINGGOLD, Ga. — The nation’s most conspicuous professing atheist organization has expressed objection to the creation of cross memorials at a Georgia high school as part of a city effort to remember fallen soldiers. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter earlier this year to the attorney for Catoosa County Public Schools to assert that […]

UK Transgender Advocacy Group’s Recommended Reading List for Nursery, Primary Schools Raises Concerns

UK Transgender Advocacy Group’s Recommended Reading List for Nursery, Primary Schools Raises Concerns

LONDON — A homosexual and transgender advocacy group is raising concerns after it recently placed children’s books about gender identity on a recommended reading list for nursery and primary schools in the UK, potentially exposing children as young as three to stories about those who are questioning their birth sex. According to its website, the organization […]

Illinois Boy Who Identifies as Girl Sues to Use Girls’ Locker Room to Change for Gym Class

Illinois Boy Who Identifies as Girl Sues to Use Girls’ Locker Room to Change for Gym Class

CHICAGO — An Illinois teenager who was born male but identifies as female has filed a lawsuit against his school district as he claims that he has been prohibited from using the girls’ locker room for gym class. The district says that the legal challenge does not correctly cite the accommodations that have been offered to the […]

Supreme Court Declines Humanist Appeal of Ruling Declaring Prayer at Texas School Board Meeting Constitutional

Supreme Court Declines Humanist Appeal of Ruling Declaring Prayer at Texas School Board Meeting Constitutional

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined a humanist organization’s petition for an appeal of a federal circuit court ruling that unanimously concluded that prayers presented at board meetings for a Texas school district are constitutional and do not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. “The speeches given by students at the board meetings […]

School District Revises Policy After Student Told to Remove Prayer From Graduation Speech

School District Revises Policy After Student Told to Remove Prayer From Graduation Speech

BEAVER, Pa. — A school district in Pennsylvania has revised its policy regarding graduation speeches after a student was told earlier this year that she had to remove a prayer from her speech because its inclusion would be illegal. The Beaver Area School District recently sent a letter to Moriah Bridges to apologize that she […]

Swiss Primary Schools Implement Buddhist ‘Mindfulness’ Practices

Swiss Primary Schools Implement Buddhist ‘Mindfulness’ Practices

(Evangelical Focus) — Christian parents in the Swiss Canton of Valais are concerned about the implementation of Buddhist practices in some primary schools. Several families have recently approached the Valais Evangelical Network (REV) and the French-speaking Swiss Evangelical Alliance (RES) because “pupils were offered meditation times to ‘return to calm’ inside the classroom.” The Le […]

‘Play, Don’t Pray!’ Atheist Group Lodges Complaint After Coach Photographed Praying With Team

‘Play, Don’t Pray!’ Atheist Group Lodges Complaint After Coach Photographed Praying With Team

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – A national professing atheist organization is urging an Indiana school district to launch an investigation into their high school football program after a local newspaper published a picture of the head coach praying with team members after a recent game. In a letter to the superintendent of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, the […]

Maine School Reverses Course After Employee Reprimanded for Telling Churchgoing Coworker ‘I Will Pray for You’

Maine School Reverses Course After Employee Reprimanded for Telling Churchgoing Coworker ‘I Will Pray for You’

AUGUSTA, Maine — A school board in Maine has agreed to uphold the rights of a special education technician after she was initially reprimanded for telling a coworker, who is a member of her church, that she would pray for him. According to the First Liberty Institute, which represented Toni Richardson in an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) […]

Prayer of Thanks Removed From Elementary School’s Thanksgiving Program Following Complaint

Prayer of Thanks Removed From Elementary School’s Thanksgiving Program Following Complaint

JONESBORO, Ark. — A prayer thanking God for life’s blessings was recently removed from an Arkansas elementary school’s Thanksgiving program after one of the nation’s most conspicuous atheist activists groups lodged a complaint. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to the superintendent of the Westside Consolidated School District on Nov. 10 […]

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