At least 95 public schools in northern Kenya have been closed indefinitely after Christian teachers in the area refused to work due to fear of an attack from radical Muslim groups such as al-Shabaab whose members slaughtered 148 Christian students at Garissa University in April.
Many of these schools employ Christians as teachers, leaving them unable to operate after this latest walkout.
"Teachers left and did not report back, so some schools have since closed down," said Roman Catholic Joseph Alessandro of the Garissa Diocese. more >>
The Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham has responded to separate claims by two former Christian NASA astronauts who said that it is possible for believers to accept science and evolution and the idea that the universe is several billions of years old, by arguing that such beliefs go against the Bible.
Ham argued in a blog post on Answers in Genesis that such scientists "are ignoring many theological and scientific problems — and once again are confusing observational science and historical science."
Ham responded to two articles — one from May, in which Leslie Wickman, a scientist and former astronaut who once served as a Hubble Space Telescope engineer, argued that science and religion are not incompatible. more >>
A pastor of a Colorado church that meets at a public high school and sponsors a student group has denounced a lawsuit filed by a teacher against the academic institution.
Robert Basevitz filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Fremont Re-2 School District for allowing a Christian club to meet during the lunch hour at Florence High School.
The Cowboy Church at Crossroads, an evangelical congregation that oversees the student group and rents the high school for weekend worship, was at the center of Basevitz's complaint against the Fremont School District. more >>
A Montana public school district has canceled a planned field trip to a dinosaur museum after it received a letter from a Washington D.C.-based secular group threatening a lawsuit if the students attended because the museum teaches the biblical view of Creation.
The Glendive School District canceled a field trip for elementary school students to the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum after receiving a letter from Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
The Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum is operated by the group Foundation Advancing Creation Truth, or FACT. more >>
Dear high school graduates,
You got into your dream college. Or maybe not. Regardless, you're done with high school and you're moving on! Congrats.
While most everyone will be patting you on the back and telling you the sky's the limit, let me put a damper on things for just a moment: 99% of colleges are indoctrination factories - even the ones in the deep south, and even the religious schools. more >>
Republicans and President Barack Obama should stop attacking the liberals arts.
As mentioned in part one, many Republicans and Obama have been diminishing liberal arts education, especially the social sciences and humanities.
(Note: while math and science are also liberal arts, for the purposes of this discussion I am using liberal arts as shorthand for humanities and social sciences.) more >>