I'm a 16 year old high school sophomore, raised in an atheist family, and now living in a predominately Christian rural area.
Remember that scary news story about South Korea removing two examples of evolution from their high school textbooks? The changes were being proposed by the Society for Textbook Revision, an offshoot of the Korean Association for Creation Research. It’s no secret that Creationism and the theory of Intelligent Design are popular all over the world. However, in South Korea, these ideas have been pushed more publicly than in other countries. According to Time magazine, the KACR sponsored an incredibly popular… Read more
At Hardin County High School in Tennessee, a student wearing a shirt saying “Lesbian and Proud” was told to turn her shirt inside-out by Assistant Principal Ryan Miller because the school’s dress code “prohibit[ed] students from ‘advertising’ or ‘promoting’ sex.” Then he threatened to suspend her if she didn’t follow orders. When students, in response, wanted to organize a “Week of Pride” that involved wearing shirts with rainbows on them or phrases like “GLBT” or “I Love My Gay Friends,”… Read more
This is a guest post by Sarah Henry, a high school student from Indiana. Sarah spoke with leaders of several high school atheist groups for this post. … Over the past few years, high school and university students have started up their own freethinking safe havens by way of Secular Student Alliance groups. According to Lyz Liddell, the SSA’s Senior Campus Organizer, affiliate groups are growing exponentially. Young people are identifying more and more as atheistic or agnostic. Unfortunately, freethinking… Read more