Professor condemned for promoting Christianity while others get a free pass to bash it

By Steve Gunn on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized

MADISON, Wis. – What’s wrong with this picture? Last year, Professor Lance Russum from Polk State University wrote the following in class materials he shared with students: “What we take to be the ‘truth’ is just the retelling of the myths of early civilization. The god [sic] of Christianity/Islam/Judaism are [sic] a mixture of the […]

Anti-Christian legal group threatens MS school over voluntary back-to-school prayer service

By Steve Gunn on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – Is justice only for those who can afford to pay huge legal bills? Unfortunately, that’s often the case, as the anti-Christian Freedom From Religion Foundation is well aware of. The FFRF routinely uses the threat of expensive lawsuits to bully cash-strapped public schools around the nation into removing all references to […]

UW pulls down historic portraits after ‘diversity team’ objects to them

By Steve Gunn on Monday, August 8th, 2016 in Uncategorized

MENOMONIE, Wis. – The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout has decided to put two historic portraits – one depicting French fur traders with Native Americans in canoes on a river, and one of a frontier fort with Native Americans nearby – under lock and key, after a “diversity team” objected to their public display. […]

Wisconsin governor willing to increase university funding – if it meets certain performance goals

By Steve Gunn on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized

MADISON, Wis. – Earlier this week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker indicated that the University of Wisconsin system should prepare its new budget request based on the assumption that there will be no increase in state funding in the next two-years. That’s because Wisconsin, like most states, has a very tight budget. Walker and other state officials […]

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues commitment to UW students with tuition freeze

By Steve Gunn on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 in Uncategorized

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin, like most other states across the nation, has faced a chronic revenue shortage and very tight budgets in recent years. That means the various arms of Wisconsin state government – including the massive University of Wisconsin system – have been forced to bite the bullet and deal with less state funding. […]

Anti-Christian group targets school district with ‘spiritually’ in logo

By Steve Gunn on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 in Uncategorized

MARSHALL, N.C. – The Freedom From Religion Foundation doesn’t like a North Carolina school logo that mentions the words “God” and “spiritually.” The anti-Christian organization is trying to bully the school district into dropping the logo by threatening legal action that might cost the district hundreds of thousands of dollars. Madison County Schools, headquartered in […]

Satanic Temple pushes ‘after school Satan clubs’ in elementary schools

By Steve Gunn on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized

SALEM, Mass. – There is an organization that claims it rejects the existence of God and Satan. Its leaders say its sole mission is to promote and protect the separation of church and state. But the organization is called the Satanic Temple. And it’s planning to establish “After School Satan Clubs” in elementary schools across the nation […]

MPS apologists claim vacant school may not be a good place — for a school

By Steve Gunn on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized

MILWAUKEE – Public school apologists in Milwaukee may have found a way to halt the sale of a vacant Milwaukee Public Schools building to a military-style private voucher school. They are claiming the school, which would be operated by Right Step Inc., would not be “the right use for the building” – even though it […]

‘Freedom From Religion Foundation’ asked Obama to speak at rally

By Steve Gunn on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized

MADISON, Wis. – The Freedom From Religion Foundation and its followers are tired of being “at the bottom of the totem pole of social acceptance.” So much, in fact, that the group’s leaders asked President Obama to speak at their rally, so more people will view them and their followers as “accepted citizens.” The Madison, Wisconsin-based […]

AL community demonstrates how group prayer can occur at school events, despite atheist protests

By Steve Gunn on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized

MADISON, Wis. – With the new school year only weeks away, high school and middle school sports teams across the nation will be starting their seasons, and many will continue long traditions of prayer before or after games. At least some schools will receive letters from the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, objecting to […]

WI school district forbids neighboring district buses from picking up students

By Steve Gunn on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized

TOMAH, Wis. – Wisconsin school districts obviously don’t like to lose students to neighboring districts under the state’s “open enrollment” school choice program. That’s because students who transfer take their share of state dollars with them. One Wisconsin district seems to be fighting that trend by blocking transportation options for children who transfer. The Tomah […]

Is Milwaukee trying to avoid selling vacant building to military-style private school?

By Steve Gunn on Monday, July 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized

MIWAUKEE – A military-style voucher school that serves some of Milwaukee’s most troubled students is apparently having difficulty purchasing a vacant building from Milwaukee Public Schools. It may be another case of MPS, and its supporters in Milwaukee city government, trying to block competitors from buying vacant MPS buildings and attracting students away from the […]

To FFRF, attacking Christianity is ‘academic freedom,’ Christian materials aren’t

By Steve Gunn on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized

MADISON, Wis. – Apparently it’s okay for publicly-funded educators to attack Christianity, because they’re exercising “academic freedom.” But it’s not acceptable for instructors to exercise that freedom in defense of Christianity, according to the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation. Last year, Polk State University Professor Lance Russum was criticized by some for expressing his […]