On Tuesday, Democratic Mississippi Rep. Credell Calhoun introduced a bill that would impose strict religious requirements on teachers in the state’s public schools. Among other proposed rules, House Bill 1100 would mandate that Missouri educators rea…
Mississippi’s Governor Phil Bryant has had another attack of Convenient Religious Belief just in time to ask a judge to reinstate House Bill 1523.
The experience of coming out as an atheist is not going to be the same for everyone. There are still places where it is likely to be difficult and result in a loss of support.
It can be difficult to live in Mississippi without noticing the Christian privilege that is so pervasive here. Many isolated examples are fairly trivial; the cumulative impact is not.
Just over a week ago the Satanic Temple, unwavering disciples of the Prince of Darkness and aspiring adopt-a-highway participants, performed a Pink Mass over the grave of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Jr.'s mom. On Monday, the chief of the Meridian PD said that they are “in the process of constructing affidavits” and “will have [the satanists] arrested as soon as [they] can.”
“To say that creationism as a theory is any less valuable than any other theory that nobody can scientifically prove I just think is being close-minded.”
House Bill 50, introduced in the Mississippi House of Representatives and referred to the House Education Committee on February 8, 2016, would, if enacted, allow science teachers with idiosyncratic opinions to teach anything they pleased — and prohibit responsible educational authorities from intervening.
The most religious state, meanwhile, is Mississippi.
Mississippi Teacher Calls Atheist Student a “Fool,” Humanist Group Intervenes