School Board Member Concerned After Homework Assignment Claims Christians, Muslims Worship Same God

School Board Member Concerned After Homework Assignment Claims Christians, Muslims Worship Same God

ELGIN, Ill. — “Do you know what your children are being taught: Muslims believe in the same God as Christians and Jews?” That’s the question a school board member in Illinois recently posted online after her daughter came home with an assignment that included an article claiming that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. […]

Judge Issues Injunction Against University That Penalized Christian Club for Requiring Leaders to Refrain From Homosexual Behavior

Judge Issues Injunction Against University That Penalized Christian Club for Requiring Leaders to Refrain From Homosexual Behavior

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has issued a temporary injunction in favor of a Christian group at the University of Iowa that had been de-recognized for not allowing a student to serve in a leadership position because he refused to adhere to the group’s biblical beliefs […]

School District Refuses Atheist Demand to Dissolve Pastor-Led Program as Offering Has No Religious Content

School District Refuses Atheist Demand to Dissolve Pastor-Led Program as Offering Has No Religious Content

KOUTS, Ind. — A school district in Indiana has refused a professing atheist group’s request that it dissolve a pastor-led program during the lunch period after investigating the matter and finding that no religious instruction is provided during the offering. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) had sent a letter to the East Porter County School […]

Judge Denies Boy Who Identifies as Girl Injunction to Use Girls’ Locker Room to Change for Gym Class

Judge Denies Boy Who Identifies as Girl Injunction to Use Girls’ Locker Room to Change for Gym Class

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has declined to issue a preliminary injunction in favor of a male high school student who identifies as a girl and wishes to use the girls’ locker room to change for gym class. Judge Thomas Allen ruled that the Illinois Human Rights Act does not mandate “full and equal […]

West Virginia Senators Introduce Bill That Would Require Schools to Offer an Elective Course on the Bible

West Virginia Senators Introduce Bill That Would Require Schools to Offer an Elective Course on the Bible

CHARLESTON, W.V. — Two West Virginia senators have introduced a bill that would require all public and private schools  in the state to offer an elective course on the Bible. Senator Mike Azinger, R-Wood, and Senator Sue Cline, R-Wyoming, presented Senate Bill 252 on Thursday, which is patterned after a bill that was signed into law […]

Parents of Students at Middle School Concerned After State Survey Asks Children About Their ‘Sexual Orientation,’ ‘Gender Identity’

Parents of Students at Middle School Concerned After State Survey Asks Children About Their ‘Sexual Orientation,’ ‘Gender Identity’

BOURBON, Mo. — Some parents at a middle school is Missouri have expressed objection after a survey from the state Department of Mental Health asked students about their so-called “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” The Missouri Student Survey, also known as the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Survey, is sent to schools every other […]

School District to Pay Girl Who Identifies as Boy $150,000 for Not Being Allowed to Use Preferred Restroom

School District to Pay Girl Who Identifies as Boy $150,000 for Not Being Allowed to Use Preferred Restroom

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A school district in Wisconsin has agreed to pay $650,000 in attorneys’ fees and $150,000 to a female former student who identifies as male, who sued in 2016 after being prohibited from using the boys’ restroom. The Transgender Law Center says that the $150,000 payment is for “harms … experienced as a […]

Former Teacher Has Certificates Suspended for Speaking Against Sin of Homosexuality on Facebook

Former Teacher Has Certificates Suspended for Speaking Against Sin of Homosexuality on Facebook

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Department of Education has suspended the teaching certificates of a former high school teacher who came under fire seven years ago for speaking against the sin of homosexuality on Facebook. As previously reported, Jenye “Viki” Knox, 56, first came under fire in June 2011 after she posted comments on Facebook decrying the […]

Gideons No Longer Allowed to Offer Bibles at Kansas Elementary School Following Complaint

Gideons No Longer Allowed to Offer Bibles at Kansas Elementary School Following Complaint

HERINGTON, Kan. — Representatives for Gideon International will no longer be allowed to make Bibles available to students at an elementary school in Kansas following a complaint from a national humanist organization. The American Humanist Association (AHA) recently sent a letter to the superintendent of Herington Schools and the principal of Herington Elementary School to advise […]