HIV Positive Teacher’s Aide, Track Coach Accused of Molesting 42 Youth Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

HIV Positive Teacher’s Aide, Track Coach Accused of Molesting 42 Youth Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

WALDORF, Md. — A former Maryland teacher’s aide and track coach accused of sexually abusing 42 youth between 2015 and 2017 has accepted a plea deal after being charged with over 200 offenses, including the attempted transmission of HIV. According to reports, Carlos Bell, 30, was first investigated in December 2016 after a parent contacted authorities in regard to inappropriate text […]

Swarthmore College’s Religion Course Catalog Includes Study in ‘Queering the Bible’

Swarthmore College’s Religion Course Catalog Includes Study in ‘Queering the Bible’

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — A private liberal arts college just outside of Philadelphia is drawing concerns over a “Queering the Bible” class included in its course catalog that is meant to provide “queer and trans readings of biblical texts.” Swarthmore College, founded in 1864 by Quakers, provides a description of the course on its website, along […]

Judge Sides With Humanists Challenging Prayer at Graduation, Ceremony at Chapel

Judge Sides With Humanists Challenging Prayer at Graduation, Ceremony at Chapel

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A federal judge in South Carolina says that a school district’s continuing practice of including invocations and religious speech at public school graduations is a “cultural residue” left over from historical practices, and that its allowances are wrongly “continuing to color and confuse the application” of its recently revised policies intended to establish […]

California Teen Asks School Board to Change Policy Banning ‘Religious Theories’ in Science Class

California Teen Asks School Board to Change Policy Banning ‘Religious Theories’ in Science Class

ANGELS CAMP, Calif. — A sophomore student at a public high school in California is requesting that his school district change its policy prohibiting the discussion of Creation beliefs in science class. Grayson Mobley, 16, spoke to the Bret Harte Union High School Board earlier this month to ask that he be allowed to politely cite his beliefs […]

Professing Christian Mother Sues Over ‘Religious Indoctrination’ in Louisiana Public School District

Professing Christian Mother Sues Over ‘Religious Indoctrination’ in Louisiana Public School District

WEBSTER PARISH, La. — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed suit against a school district in Louisiana on behalf of a professing Christian mother who is unhappy that teachers, principals and others in the district have promoted Christianity during school hours and at school events. “Since enrolling two of her daughters in the Webster […]

Christian Club Sues University After Being Booted for Requiring Its Leaders to Align With Beliefs

Christian Club Sues University After Being Booted for Requiring Its Leaders to Align With Beliefs

(Fox News) — A Christian student group is suing the University of Iowa for discrimination after they were booted off campus for requiring student leaders to embrace Christian religious beliefs—including a clause on sexual morality. The university stripped The Business Leaders in Christ of their status on campus after a member claimed he was denied […]

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 […]