Friday, 25 May 2007

Teachers rebel over atheism promotion

"Some teachers in the Albemarle School District in Virginia are rebelling against their managers' orders to hand out to students as young as kindergarten a promotion for a summer camp that advocates for "Atheists, Freethinkers, Humanists, Brights, or whatever..."


"In order to allow the YMCA to tell you about their soccer league, or the Boy Scouts to tell you about their new troop, we have to allow all nonprofits," she said. "That's why we're seeing this."


The advertisement suggests that children "Take the CAMP QUEST CHALLENGE. Win a god-free $100 bill! Be the first camper in CQ history to disprove the existence of the two invisible unicorns who live at camp!"
"Our counselors are freethinkers from all walks of life: medicine, academia, science, education, law, and business, plus college and graduate students," the ad boasts.
Daily activities include: Swimming, Archery, Sports, crafts, Challenges, Board games, Famous freethinkers, Biology, Critical thinking."


"I think what frightens me the most … who knows what's next," the representative said. "I thought this was pretty offensive and pretty outrageous.""

World Net Daily, May 25, 2007

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