Christopher Karas Court Appearance Starts Today

Canadian Atheist readers may recall  Christopher Karas from CFI Canada’s ThinkAgain TV interview or from media and blog coverage of his work to challenge his Catholic School Board over his rights as a student. Christopher has informed me that his court appearances start today.  You can learn more about Christopher’s work at … Continue reading

Canon Law and the Alberta Bishops

In an article in the Calgary Herald, Dr. Kristopher Wells says, The research is clear: Gay-Straight Alliances can be a lifeline for many students at-risk for depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide. Currently, GSAs exist in over 90 public schools across Alberta. However, not a single GSA exists in … Continue reading

Petition: Provide Gay-Straight Alliances in Schools

Lauren White, a 16 year old student in the Edmonton Catholic School District, has started a petition asking the Edmonton Catholic School Board and Albertan MLAs to support GSA clubs in Catholic schools, and asking that GSA clubs are held on school property. Lauren White is upset at the stance the … Continue reading

“One Can Never Have Enough [Rainbow] Socks”

“One can never have enough socks,” says Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, a character in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.   Grade 12 students at Vanier Catholic Secondary School in Whitehorse agree with Dumbledore and took his advice one step further: More than half of the graduating … Continue reading

End Public Funding of Alberta’s Evangelical Schools

    The Canadian Secular Alliance released the following media advisory: End Public Funding of Alberta’s Evangelical Schools Schools receive government funding while they violate the rights of children CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – April 29, 2014) – The constitutional rights of students in Alberta’s alternative public schools are being violated through … Continue reading

Unbelievable!

“Unbelievable” is the key word in Alberta Liberal MLA Kent Hehr’s statement: “Fifteen years after the Supreme Court outlawed discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, it is unbelievable this is still happening.” What is still happening? the Conservative [provincial] government recently committed to spending $7 million to modernize and … Continue reading

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