Teen and Mother File Complaint with Human Rights Commission Over Abstinence Based Sex Ed Course

Alberta was in the news recently when a doctor refused to prescribe birth control pills to her patients and now one of Alberta’s schools, McNally High School, is in the news for outsourcing their Career and Life Management course to Pregnancy Care Centre, a group linked to an American anti-abortion group, Care-Net. … Continue reading

Parents Call Cops on Kid for Distributing Banned Book

It’s a travesty that the Meridian district school board in Idaho banned Sherman Alexie’s award winning book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, because the book includes “reference to masturbation, contains profanity and has been viewed by many as anti-Christian” according to the Idaho Statesman paper. Thank goodness Brady Kissel, a Mountain View … Continue reading

Ontario and Nova Scotia bar associations deny accreditation to homophobic university

Trinity Western University (TWU) will sound familiar to most Canadian atheists. Back in 2001, the British Columbia College of Teachers (BCCT) – which was, at the time, the professional regulatory body for teachers in BC – denied accreditation to its teaching certification program because of the university’s bigoted stance against … Continue reading

Annaka Harris’s Book, I Wonder, Free to Download Now Through Mother’s Day

When I wrote about atheist books for kids, I somehow failed to mention Annaka Harris’s book, I Wonder. I’ll correct this oversight now. This beautifully illustrated book captures the conversation between a little girl named Eva and her mother, where Eva learns that it is okay to say “I don’t know”. I’m sure children … Continue reading

Prayer Robot & Atheist Books for Kids

At first I was amused that an Iranian teacher, Akbar Rezaeie built a robot to teach prayer mostly because he applied “some mechanical modifications such as adding two extra engines…to let the robot perform praying movements, such as prostration, more easily.” I figured this would probably be the first robot to rebel … Continue reading

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