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Kentucky Student-Led Pre-Game Prayers Under Fire by Atheist Activists

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — A prominent atheist activist organization has renewed its complaint against a school board in Kentucky after it recently decided to reinstate pre-game prayers—but with the stipulation that the prayers be led by students. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to the superintendent of the Bell County […]

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High School Band Nixed from Halftime Show Over ‘How Great Thou Art’ Performance

BRANDON, Miss. — A high school band was nixed from the halftime show of the season-opening football game on Friday after district officials said that the band’s plans to perform “How Great Thou Art” violated a federal court order against school promotion of religion. “The Rankin County School Board and District Office are very saddened students […]

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Woman Sues Christian University After Being Fired for Becoming Pregnant Out of Wedlock

EUGENE, Ore. — An assistant professor at a Christian university in Oregon has filed suit after she says that she was fired for becoming pregnant out of wedlock. Cory Richardson is seeking $650,000 in damages from Northwest Christian University for what she believes in wrongful termination.  Richards, 35, was fired last month, and is a […]

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Atheist Activist Group Demands Texas School District to Remove Christian Quotes from Walls

MOUNT VERNON, Texas — A prominent atheist activist group is demanding that a Texas school district remove a number of Christian quotes from its walls, contending that they “unconstitutionally promote religion.” The Mount Vernon Independent School District has over 100 quotes stenciled on the walls of its public schools, and approximately seven of them reference Christianity […]

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School District Reaches Agreement with Humanists Following Lawsuit Over Coach-Led Prayers

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A school district in Georgia has reached an agreement with a prominent humanist organization, resulting in the dismissal of a lawsuit surrounding alleged coach-led prayer at a local high school. As previously reported, the American Humanist Association (AHA) sent a letter last August to the superintendent of Hall County Schools, the principal of […]

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Two Mennonite Colleges Announce Hiring Policy Change to Employ ‘Married’ Homosexuals

Two American colleges that identify as Mennonite institutions have announced changes to their hiring policy to now allow the employment of homosexuals who have “wed” their partners. Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia and Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana announced the alterations on Monday, while claiming to still hold to the biblical principles as […]

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Atheist Activist Group Accuses Iowa Basketball Coach of ‘Religious Coercion’

AMES, Iowa — A prominent atheist activist organization has sent a letter to the president of a secular university in Iowa, accusing its new head basketball coach of “religious coercion” for praying with players and sharing his Christian faith. The Madison,Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to Iowa State University President Steven […]

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South African Student Leader Under Investigation for Facebook Comment Opposing ‘Gay Marriage’

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A college student in South Africa has been removed as acting president of her student council after she posted a comment on her personal Facebook page expressing disapproval over the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on “gay marriage.” Zizipho Pae, who had been serving as acting president of the University of […]

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Evolutionist Professor Resigns from Christian College after School Affirms Genesis Creation Account

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – A Philosophy professor with ties to an evolution-supporting organization resigned from a Christian college after the school affirmed its commitment to the biblical interpretation of the creation of Adam and Eve. Dr. James Stump began teaching at Bethel College in 1998, working as a Professor of Philosophy for several years. Last month, […]

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Judge Orders School District to Stop Promoting Christianity, Fines Officials $7500 for Contempt

FLOWOOD, Miss. — A federal judge in Mississippi has ordered a school district in the Bible Belt to stop promoting Christianity during school events and fined officials $7500 for being in “contempt” by continuing to do so in spite of an agreement reached two years ago with a humanist organization. As previously reported, the American Humanist […]

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