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Dear Prudence: We stopped the class prayer in our child's school, and the community hates us now. →

Atheists raise issue (based on a little old thing called ‘the constitution) with forced in-school prayer. Southern town tries to bully them for it. MURICA!

Girl's act of compassion violates school dress code →

Girl shaves head to support friend with cancer, gets suspended.

Middle school girls protest for the right to wear leggings. →

The school banned them because, brace yourself, “they’re too distracting for the boys.”

The girls handed in 500 signatures and are picketing with signs reading, for example, “are my pants lowering your test scores?”

A 13-year-old says “not being able to wear leggings because it’s ‘too distracting for boys’ is giving us the impression we should be guilty for what guys do.”

This generation is alright, man.

Catholic School: We Forfeit the State Championship because There’s a Girl on the Other Team →

Paige Sultzbach must be one hell of an athlete because she’s scaring away the competition.

Her school, Mesa Preparatory Academy in Arizona, doesn’t have a softball team, so she decided to try out for the boys’ baseball team. To no one’s surprise, she made it. They went undefeated all season (with a 9-0 record) and were excited to play for the Arizona Charter Athletic Association state championship on Wednesday night.

Unfortunately, her team faced the aptly-named Our Lady of Sorrows Academy… a school that doesn’t think women ought to allowed to play a Man’s Game.

Sultzbach’s team won the state championship, but not in the way they would’ve liked to. Meanwhile, the athletes on the opposing team didn’t even get a chance to play in the game they had worked toward all season.

Haha, “Catholic education” is an oxymoron.

Source : thehackerformerlyknownas4chan

When I was a teenager there was no “It Gets Better” campaign. There was only this and I’m posting it now because I found it inspirational then and I find it true now.

Not only does it get better. You’re going to be big and important.


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(via Texas Teacher Fired for Unwed Pregnancy Offered to Marry - ABC News)

A teacher and coach at a private Baptist school in Texas fired for an unwed pregnancy wants to set the record straight about who she is for those who question her fitness as a “Christian role model.”

"I’m not just some teacher that went out to a bar and go pregnant and went back to school saying it’s okay," Cathy Samford told ABCNews.com today. "I was in a committed relationship the whole time and probably would have been married if things had gone differently and this would be a non-situation."

Samford, 29, was in her third year as a volleyball coach at Heritage Christian Academy in Rockwall, Tex., and her first year as a middle school science teacher when she discovered she was pregnant in the fall of 2011.

That famous Christian compassion!

Source : abcnews.go.com
Please show @jessicaahlquist some support on twitter. She’s getting a lot of hate and all she did was stand up for religious liberty and keeping public school secular.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A federal judge has ordered the immediate  removal of a prayer mural displayed in the auditorium of a Rhode Island  public high school.Teenage atheist student Jessica Ahlquist had  sued Cranston city and Cranston High School West officials, demanding  they remove the banner because it promotes a religion. She calls it  offensive to non-Christians.City officials claimed the mural is a  historical artifact from the school’s early days and serves no  religious purpose. The prayer encourages students to strive  academically. It begins with the words “Our Heavenly Father” and ends  with “Amen.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501363_162-57357530/fed-court-orders-ri-school-to-remove-prayer-mural/

Please show some support on twitter. She’s getting a lot of hate and all she did was stand up for religious liberty and keeping public school secular.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A federal judge has ordered the immediate removal of a prayer mural displayed in the auditorium of a Rhode Island public high school.

Teenage atheist student Jessica Ahlquist had sued Cranston city and Cranston High School West officials, demanding they remove the banner because it promotes a religion. She calls it offensive to non-Christians.

City officials claimed the mural is a historical artifact from the school’s early days and serves no religious purpose. The prayer encourages students to strive academically. It begins with the words “Our Heavenly Father” and ends with “Amen.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501363_162-57357530/fed-court-orders-ri-school-to-remove-prayer-mural/

RI atheist, 16, thrilled with prayer banner order - Boston.com →

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Rhode Island teen who won a legal battle over a prayer banner displayed at her high school said Thursday that a federal court order requiring the banner’s removal reflects “what true American values are.”

Jessica Ahlquist, 16, who describes herself as an atheist, said the prayer banner displayed in the Cranston High School West auditorium does not belong in a school.

"When I saw it there, I knew it didn’t belong," Ahlquist told reporters. "And every time that I saw it, it was a reminder that my school wasn’t doing the right thing and that my school didn’t necessarily support me and my views."

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the banner to be removed immediately. Attorney Joseph Cavanagh Jr., who represented the city, said the banner is being covered up pending a decision from the School Committee on whether to appeal.

atruefollower:

 
“In GOD We Trust.” 
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A little boy was walking to school with his dog, but the school administration wouldn’t let him in. 
As the dog sat there and whimpered, God appeared next to him. “Don’t feel bad, they won’t let ME in either.”
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Why is our culture degrading? Because we are being told that prayer is wrong, that our FAITH is just conjecture, and other lies from people who have nothing else to do than take away our rights. Don’t accept what they’re doing to our beautiful country, which was founded by our Christan founding fathers.
I’m not telling you that you’re a bad person if you don’ reblog, but if you do, then just maybe we can make a difference.

Christian founding fathers? Maybe, if you don’t count Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin, the writings of John Locke, the First Amendment, and just about everything America stands for.
I am telling you, by the way, that you’re a bad person for trying to enforce religious indoctrination upon children while they’re trying to learn useful things like how to read and write. Keeping prayer out of school isn’t a suggestion that it’s wrong to pray. It’s just the only way to keep government neutral in the affairs of religion.
Your education is sorely lacking, so allow me to recommend a book you can use to help develop a better understanding of the world. I think, judging by the level of critical thinking you’ve displayed in this post, you should start here:

atruefollower:

“In GOD We Trust.” 

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A little boy was walking to school with his dog, but the school administration wouldn’t let him in. 

As the dog sat there and whimpered, God appeared next to him. “Don’t feel bad, they won’t let ME in either.”

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Why is our culture degrading? Because we are being told that prayer is wrong, that our FAITH is just conjecture, and other lies from people who have nothing else to do than take away our rights. Don’t accept what they’re doing to our beautiful country, which was founded by our Christan founding fathers.

I’m not telling you that you’re a bad person if you don’ reblog, but if you do, then just maybe we can make a difference.

Christian founding fathers? Maybe, if you don’t count Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin, the writings of John Locke, the First Amendment, and just about everything America stands for.

I am telling you, by the way, that you’re a bad person for trying to enforce religious indoctrination upon children while they’re trying to learn useful things like how to read and write. Keeping prayer out of school isn’t a suggestion that it’s wrong to pray. It’s just the only way to keep government neutral in the affairs of religion.

Your education is sorely lacking, so allow me to recommend a book you can use to help develop a better understanding of the world. I think, judging by the level of critical thinking you’ve displayed in this post, you should start here:

(via atruefollower-deactivated201112)