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US Catholic school sacks teacher over old pro-gay Facebook post
1 day ago

US Catholic school sacks teacher over old pro-gay Facebook post

WHEN staff at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School in Madison, Wisconsin discovered that a teacher whom they had just hired supported gay rights they promptly rescinded her contract.


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Sacked gay teacher files a lawsuit against Indianapolis diocese
1 month ago

Sacked gay teacher files a lawsuit against Indianapolis diocese

JOSHUA Payne-Elliott, a social studies teacher who worked at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis for 13 years, has filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for insisting he be …
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Christian loons on the warpath against ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’
1 month ago

Christian loons on the warpath against ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’

DRAG Queen Story Hour (DQSH), according to its website, ‘is just what it sounds like – drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the …
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Gay teacher, under siege for teaching gay relationships, will lead Birmingham Pride
4 months ago

Gay teacher, under siege for teaching gay relationships, will lead Birmingham Pride

OPENLY gay teacher Andrew Moffat who started the “No Outsiders” lessons at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham, will lead the annual gay pride march in the city.

According to the …
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Comedian challeges prejudice through best-selling kids’ books

WHEN David Walliams – best known for his appearances in the TV show Little Britain and most recently as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent – published his first children’s …
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UK Humanist Andrew Copson releases new book on secularism

Review by DALE CLARIDGE

DO religion and its institutions subvert reason and progress in modern life? In his introduction to Secularism: Politics, Religion and Freedom, Andrew Copson presents a …
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Leo Igwe, brave Nigerian
8 years ago

Leo Igwe, brave Nigerian

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IT’S a challenge keeping up with Leo Igwe, who was, until recently the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s (IHEU) Representative for Western and Southern Africa.

This one-man human rights dynamo has championed causes that few would dare touch, and in doing so has earned the admiration of thousands around the world, and the hatred of many others who regard his efforts – including his championing of gay rights – as unacceptable meddling in religion and politics.

Igwe, who recently left IHEU in order to research African witchcraft at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, last month returned from a two-day conference on a problem endemic in Nigeria and other parts of Africa: the branding of children as witches, something which is also occurring in the UK.

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