Judge Again Rules Against Coach Who Lost Job for Praying on Field, But ‘This Fight Isn’t Over’

Judge Again Rules Against Coach Who Lost Job for Praying on Field, But ‘This Fight Isn’t Over’

BREMERTON, Wash. — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President George W. Bush has again ruled against a former high school football coach who lost his job in 2016 as school district officials decided not to renew his contract in the midst of a battle over his desire to pray at the 50-yard line. […]

Kentucky School District Paints Over Scripture in Locker Room Following Atheist Group Complaint

Kentucky School District Paints Over Scripture in Locker Room Following Atheist Group Complaint

WHITESBURG, Ky. — A school district in Kentucky says that a Bible verse has been painted over after the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote a letter to the superintendent to assert that the display is unconstitutional. Stenciled in large letters above the lockers where the Letcher Central High School football team changed for practice […]

Freedom From Religion Foundation Lodges Complaint Against Teacher for ‘Undermining Theory of Evolution’

Freedom From Religion Foundation Lodges Complaint Against Teacher for ‘Undermining Theory of Evolution’

HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. — A school district in New York says that it has addressed a public high school biology teacher — who has agreed to comply — after it received a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) that the teacher recently “undermin[ed] the theory of evolution” to students. FFRF sent a […]

‘Not Protected Under the First Amendment’: Judge Rules Against Professor Who Declined to Address Male as Female

‘Not Protected Under the First Amendment’: Judge Rules Against Professor Who Declined to Address Male as Female

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President Bill Clinton has dismissed a legal challenge filed by a Christian professor at Shawnee State University who was reprimanded for declining to refer to a male student with female pronouns. The school had accused the professor of creating a “hostile environment” despite his […]

13-Year-Old UK Girl Launches Legal Challenge Over Transgender Guidance for Schools

13-Year-Old UK Girl Launches Legal Challenge Over Transgender Guidance for Schools

(The Christian Institute) — A 13-year-old girl has launched a legal challenge against Oxfordshire County Council over its controversial guidance for schools concerning transgender pupils. The “Trans Inclusion Toolkit for Schools 2019” was implemented by Oxfordshire County Council last year. It says boys who claim to be girls should be allowed to share female toilets, […]

High School Track Athletes File Suit to Seek Fairness in Girls Sports After Boys Who Identify as Girls Allowed to Compete

High School Track Athletes File Suit to Seek Fairness in Girls Sports After Boys Who Identify as Girls Allowed to Compete

HARTFORD, Conn. — Three female high school athletes have filed suit against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and other entities over a policy allowing students to compete in sports in accordance with their stated “gender identity.” As two biological boys who identify as girls were permitted to compete as females, the plaintiffs contend that […]

Nevada School Board to No Longer Open Public Meetings With Prayer Following Complaint

Nevada School Board to No Longer Open Public Meetings With Prayer Following Complaint

LAS VEGAS — A school board in Nevada has decided to no longer open its public meetings with prayer following receipt of a letter from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). FFRF had written to the Clark County School District in December to state that “a concerned local resident” had advised that the board […]

Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren Objects to State Programs Funding Private Schools With ‘Anti-LGBTQ Policies’

Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren Objects to State Programs Funding Private Schools With ‘Anti-LGBTQ Policies’

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren tweeted on Sunday that she believes states should focus their funding on public, not private schools, and “especially not ones that maintain anti-LGBTQ+ policies.” Warren was commenting on an article published by the Huffington Post with the headline “An Under-The-Radar SCOTUS Case Could Obliterate The Line Between Church And State.” […]

Spaniard Evangelicals Push Back After Education Minister Says it Is ‘Mistake’ to Think ‘Children Belong to Their Parents’

Spaniard Evangelicals Push Back After Education Minister Says it Is ‘Mistake’ to Think ‘Children Belong to Their Parents’

(Evangelical Focus) — The issue of sex education in state schools was at the center of a week-long political storm that started after Education Minister Isabel Celáa said in a press conference that “no one should commit the mistake of thinking that children belong to their parents.” In the first public appearance after the conformation […]