Humanist Group Demands Texas Teacher Remove Christian Displays From Classroom

Humanist Group Demands Texas Teacher Remove Christian Displays From Classroom

QUANAH, Texas — A prominent humanist group is demanding that a public school teacher in Texas remove her Christian-themed displays from the classroom out of its assertion that their presence violates the U.S. Constitution. The American Humanist Association (AHA) recently sent a letter to the superintendent of the Quanah Independent School District, as well as the principal […]

Trump Admin Withdraws Obama-Era Directive Requiring Allowance of Male Students in Girls’ Restrooms

Trump Admin Withdraws Obama-Era Directive Requiring Allowance of Male Students in Girls’ Restrooms

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration withdrew on Wednesday an Obama-era directive that required public schools to allow students to use the restroom that they feel matches their “internal sense of gender” under threat of losing federal funding. A letter issued by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice outlines that the guidance […]

NY Student Banned From Traveling to NC Because State Does Not Allow Men in Women’s Restrooms

NY Student Banned From Traveling to NC Because State Does Not Allow Men in Women’s Restrooms

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A medical student in New York has been prohibited from traveling to North Carolina to participate in a pharmacy program due to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ban on non-essential government travel to the state due to his objections to its “bathroom bill,” which restricts men from using women’s restrooms and vice versa. University of […]

Georgetown University Islamic Professor Asserts Slavery, Rape Is Not Always ‘Morally Evil’

Georgetown University Islamic Professor Asserts Slavery, Rape Is Not Always ‘Morally Evil’

WASHINGTON — Concerns are being expressed after audio has surfaced of a Muslim Georgetown University professor outlining that slavery and sex without consent is not always wrong as defined in Islamic culture. Professor Jonathan Brown recently lectured at the International Institute of Islamic Thought, where he delivered a message on “Islam and the Problem of Slavery.” […]

Washington State Lawmaker Proposes Bill Allowing Coaches to Engage in Post-Game Prayer

Washington State Lawmaker Proposes Bill Allowing Coaches to Engage in Post-Game Prayer

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A lawmaker in Washington State has proposed a bill that would provide allowance to athletic coaches and others to pray at the end of a sporting event without obstruction or punishment. Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, introduced H.B. 1602 last on Wednesday as a response to a situation involving a school district […]

Atheist Mother Sues West Virginia School System Over Elective ‘Bible in the Schools’ Program

Atheist Mother Sues West Virginia School System Over Elective ‘Bible in the Schools’ Program

BLUEFIELD, W.V. — An atheist woman whose daughter attends a public elementary school in West Virginia has filed a lawsuit to challenge a more than 75-year-old elective Bible course as she “wishes to raise her child … without religion.” The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) filed suit on behalf of the woman, who has […]

University Settles With Student Expelled From Counseling Program Over Views on Homosexuality

University Settles With Student Expelled From Counseling Program Over Views on Homosexuality

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A university in Missouri has reached a settlement with a student that had been expelled from the school’s counseling program for advising that he could not counsel those involved in homosexuality on relationship matters. Missouri State University (MSU) has agreed to pay $25,000 to Andrew Cash, “the estimated tuition cost for Cash to obtain […]

University of Glasgow Bible Students Warned: You May Find the Crucifixion Too Upsetting!

University of Glasgow Bible Students Warned: You May Find the Crucifixion Too Upsetting!

GLASGOW, Scotland (Daily Mail) — Theology students are being warned in advance that they may see distressing images while studying the crucifixion of Jesus, giving them a chance to leave if they fear being upset. It is part of a trend at a number of universities for ‘trigger warnings’ issued by tutors to let students […]

Proposed South Carolina Bill Would Allow Teachers to Participate in Student-Led Prayer

Proposed South Carolina Bill Would Allow Teachers to Participate in Student-Led Prayer

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A proposed bill in South Carolina would allow teachers to participate in times of student-led prayer and to join in on any student-led religious clubs. H.B. 3345, sponsored by Reps. Bill Chumley, Mike Burns and Stephen Long, was filed in the state General Assembly on December 15. “[T]he South Carolina General Assembly finds that […]

Appeals Court: ‘Transgender’ Student Must Be Allowed to Use Girls’ Restroom as Lawsuit Proceeds

Appeals Court: ‘Transgender’ Student Must Be Allowed to Use Girls’ Restroom as Lawsuit Proceeds

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An appeals court has ruled that a male student who identifies as female must be allowed to use the girls’ restroom at school while the district’s lawsuit against the Obama administration moves forward in court. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s injunction on Thursday that mandates that the […]

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