November 4, 2014
Peter Palumbo, Who Called Jessica Ahlquist an “Evil Little Thing,” Loses Re-Election Bid
August 1, 2014
Politician Who Called Jessica Ahlquist an “Evil Little Thing” Embroiled in Contract Scandal in Rhode Island
September 30, 2013
The People of Cranston, Rhode Island Still Hold a Grudge Against Jessica Ahlquist
September 24, 2013
Even Today, Jessica Ahlquist is Facing Condemnation for Her Successful Lawsuit

The other day, I posted about how Cranston High School West, Jessica Ahlquist’s old high school, was set to put up a new mural in their auditorium, to replace the religious one that Jessica’s lawsuit helped bring down. (As I mentioned, Jessica wasn’t invited to the new mural’s unveiling ceremony.) Back when Jessica won her lawsuit in January of 2012, there was no shortage of insulting comments and genuine threats pushed in Jessica direction. It’s been a year and a half since all that happened. Surely religious people would be a little more level-headed toward Jessica now, right? Not a chance. Since the story about the mural unveiling came out, Jessica’s been hit with another onslaught of #ChristianLove. Here’s a glimpse at what she’s had to deal with on Twitter just in the past day or so: [Click headline for more…] Read more

September 22, 2013
Jessica Ahlquist’s High School Now Has a New (Secular) Mural

Nearly two years after Jessica Ahlquist fought — and won — a legal battle against her high school over a religious mural, Cranston High School West has finally found a suitable replacement. Just as a reminder, this is the mural that was in the auditorium for nearly 50 years: Our Heavenly Father. Grant us each day the desire to do our best. To grow mentally and morally as well as physically. To be kind and helpful to our classmates and teachers. To be honest with ourselves as well as with others. Help us to be good sports and smile when we lose as well as when we win. Teach us the value of true friendship. Help us always to conduct ourselves so as to bring credit to Cranston High School West. Amen. Jessica sued the school (with the help of the ACLU) in April of 2011. This was a constitutional violation with its endorsement of religion and the debate over how to handle the mural divided the community. The school board eventually decided they would put up a fight, a decision that ultimately led to them owing the ACLU $173,000 in legal fees. The pushback and threats from other students also led to Jessica not returning back to Cranston for her senior year. Yesterday, the Class of 1963 — the group that gifted the school with the original religious mural — gave the school a new one as part of a celebration of their 50-year reunion (as well as another matching banner with the “School Creed”). This one, thankfully, is secular and constitutional: [Click headline for more…] Read more

June 28, 2013
Jessica Ahlquist Talks About the Support from the Atheist Community
May 31, 2013
Jessica Ahlquist Interviewed at Playboy Mansion
May 7, 2013
Jessica Ahlquist to Receive Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award
November 15, 2012
Jessica Ahlquist and the Struggles Young Atheists Face
September 17, 2012
Illinois Family Institute Lashes Out Against Jessica Ahlquist for Speaking About Her Case in Local High Schools