Colorado Mesa University Reverses Requirement to Remove Religious References From Grad Speeches

Colorado Mesa University Reverses Requirement to Remove Religious References From Grad Speeches

GRAND JUNCTION, Co. — Colorado Mesa University (CMU) has reversed its requirement that graduation speeches must be devoid of religious references after a prominent religious liberties organization contacted them on behalf of a student who was told she needed to keep comments about Christianity out of her planned speech for the nursing program’s pinning ceremony. Alliance Defending […]

Alabama Governor Says it Is ‘Unacceptable’ to Disallow Teacher From Wearing ‘Just Pray’ Shirt

Alabama Governor Says it Is ‘Unacceptable’ to Disallow Teacher From Wearing ‘Just Pray’ Shirt

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The governor of Alabama has weighed on a recent situation in Mobile in which a public school teacher had to go home to change out her “Just Pray” t-shirt, and says that it is “unacceptable” to disallow the teacher from wearing the message on her clothing just because it encourages prayer. “Religious liberty is a cornerstone […]

Teacher Who Left Job Says Fifth Grader Wrote List of Goals That Included ‘Kill Ms. Turner’

Teacher Who Left Job Says Fifth Grader Wrote List of Goals That Included ‘Kill Ms. Turner’

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A former public school teacher of 12 years who left her job in January for reasons that include the lack of discipline of students recently showed reporters a list of goals that a fifth grader wrote, number one being that he wanted to kill her. She believes that the education system is broken and that something […]

Illinois Senate Votes to Require Public Schools to Teach About Homosexuals in National, State History

Illinois Senate Votes to Require Public Schools to Teach About Homosexuals in National, State History

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate has advanced a bill that would require public schools to teach children about homosexuals and transgenders in national and state history. The legislation is opposed by at least one family group in the state. S.B. 3249 cleared the Senate 34-18 on Wednesday, and now moves to the House for consideration. […]

‘Show Pornography in Sex Ed Lessons’, Says C4 Presenter

‘Show Pornography in Sex Ed Lessons’, Says C4 Presenter

(The Christian Institute) — Pornography being shown in sex education would be “very helpful” for children, a doctor and TV presenter has alleged. Dr. Christian Jessen, who presented Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies, made the claim during an interview with The Daily Telegraph. He called for parents to make their kids “cringe and squirm” by watching […]

Christian School at Center of Scripture Skirmish Seeks Injunction After Board Votes to Shut It Down

Christian School at Center of Scripture Skirmish Seeks Injunction After Board Votes to Shut It Down

EDMONTON, Alberta — A group comprised of parents whose children attend a Christian school in Alberta, Canada have gone to court seeking an injunction against a recent decision from board members of the local school division to shut down the academy. The school had been in a discussion with the division after officials asked them to keep “offensive” […]

Alabama Teacher Goes Home to Change After Principal Asks Her to Cover Up ‘Just Pray’ T-Shirt

Alabama Teacher Goes Home to Change After Principal Asks Her to Cover Up ‘Just Pray’ T-Shirt

MOBILE, Ala. — An elementary school teacher in Alabama says that she was sent home last week to change after she arrived in a t-shirt that read “Just Pray,” which she had purchased in support of a young girl with an inoperable brain tumor. Chris Burrell, a third grade teacher at Pearl Haskew Elementary School in Irvington, […]

University of New Mexico Erects ‘Free Speech Zone’ Signs to Alert Students of ‘Uncomfortable’ Speech, Including Gospel Preaching

University of New Mexico Erects ‘Free Speech Zone’ Signs to Alert Students of ‘Uncomfortable’ Speech, Including Gospel Preaching

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a newly-devised policy, the University of New Mexico has enacted a practice of erecting signs to advise students that a “free speech zone” with potentially “uncomfortable” or “controversial” content is ahead, including this week when a gospel preacher visited the campus to talk about repentance and faith in Christ. The controversial development […]

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