A couple is suing in federal court a school district in Maryland claiming that their daughter was exposed to Islamic indoctrination as part of a high school course.
John Kevin Wood and his wife, Melissa, sued Charles County Public Schools and La Plata High School for allegedly subjecting their daughter to a class that compelled students to accept Islam.
Filed last week in the US District Court for the District of Maryland, the suit argues that the course promoting Islam is unconstitutional and that the Woods were punished for expressing their concerns with the course content. more >>
An atheist activist confronted Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson during an event in Iowa about his faith and the issue of church and state separation.
Justin Scott, a 34-year-old resident of Waterloo who identified himself as an "atheist voter," asked Dr. Carson about whether or not his faith would influence his politics if elected president.
"Some candidates have said that God's law trumps our country's law. Do you agree with that?" asked Scott, who also asked if there would be a time when Carson would choose his faith over American law. more >>
Public school cheerleaders' right to include Bible verses on the run-through banners at football games must be protected, according to a unanimous ruling by the Texas Supreme Court.
In a decision released Friday, the Lone Star State's highest court ruled in favor of the cheerleaders of Kountze Independent School District, sending the litigation to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth District in Beaumont.
Justice John Phillip Devine delivered the opinion, arguing that the cheerleaders' legal action was not moot solely because the School District had altered their rules regarding religious banners. more >>
The mayor of Richmond, Virginia may have used his position to hire people from his church, as well as use city resources to build a campus for the church.
Emails involving Mayor Dwight C. Jones appear to point to a connection between the city and the construction of a campus for the church where Jones is senior pastor.
Obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by local media, the emails show that Mayor Jones was included in over 100 messages. more >>
An atheist group is planning to protest the Republican presidential debate in Iowa today to demand that candidates leave their Christian beliefs out of politics.
According to the Central Iowa Coalition of Reason and the Eastern Iowa Coalition of Reason, the purpose of the protest, "Keep Your Theocracy Out of Our Democracy," is to make Republican candidates aware of the atheist vote.
"The point of our demonstration is that we represent the fastest growing minority yet we are ignored by the candidates," Rory Moe, coordinator for the Central Iowa Coalition of Reason, said in a statement. more >>
A private Christian school is now crying foul after the Florida High School Athletic Association blocked its football team from offering a pre-game prayer over loudspeakers at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando last month.
Liberty Institute, the largest legal organization dedicated solely to defending and restoring religious liberty in the U.S., announced in a statement Tuesday that it sent a demand letter on behalf of Cambridge Christian School, a private Christian school in Tampa, Florida, over what the organization says is a violation of religious freedom. The organization is also threatening legal action if the FHSAA does not apologize.
"We require the FHSAA to issue a written apology to CCS for this gross violation along with written assurances that, in the future, the FHSAA will abide by the U.S. Constitution. If the FHSAA refuses to meet these simple demands by Feb. 25, our clients are prepared to seek redress in federal court, inclusive of our client's attorney's fees and costs," wrote the organization in the demand letter. more >>