Earlier this year, when the UK Department for Education issued its new curriculum
Religious Studies classes, the focus was on: Christianity, Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism. Humanism, a belief system reflected by far more people than some of the religions on that list combined, wasn't given the same treatment.That's why three parents eventually filed a lawsuit
against the government (with the help of the British Humanist Association).Yesterday, in a major decision
from Britain's High Court, a judge ruled that Education Secretary Nicky Morgan
(below) was wrong to exclude Humanism from the Religious Studies classes in the country.
From now on, the judge said, explicitly non-religious beliefs will have to be treated the same as religious ones:
More discrepancies are surfacing between what Ken Ham
says and what he does when it comes to hiring discrimination at the Ark Encounter biblical theme park.Rick Skinner
, Mayor of Williamstown, Kentucky, where the park is being built, replied to a comment on the town's Facebook page insisting Ark Encounter would not be discriminating in hiring, unlike its sister attraction Creation Museum:
(below), the Illinois Republican who told a newspaper in 2014 that God put autism and dementia on Earth as punishment
for marriage equality and abortion, lost her bid for Congress that year.But she's going to try again anyway, even if the Republican Party wants nothing to do with her.
Last December, I wrote about a Nativity Scene in Brookville, Indiana
that had been up for over 50 years, despite warning letters (over the course of several years
) from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to take it down.The display, which was owned
by the Town of Brookville, sat on the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse.