High school student Brian Lisco just wanted to form a student club. A senior at Stephen Austin High School in the Houston suburbs, Lisco wanted to meet with like-minded students; students who shared common interests, who could talk about ideas they found interesting, who could give one another support.

But his efforts were consistently thwarted by the administration at his high school. His requests to form a club were stalled for months, and obstacle after obstacle was put in his path.

Why?

Because the group he wanted to start was an atheist group.

Read High School Atheists Are Organizing — Why Are Schools Pushing Back? by Greta Christina.

I’m sure that high schools squishing atheist groups is going to make all the non-theist high school kids joint a church. Right?

Comments

  1. #1 LarianLeQuella
    March 7, 2011

    Again, a demonstration of the typical privelidge that theists expect at the expense of others… I am not in the lsightest bit surprised. Angry and disgusted, but not surprised…

  2. #2 george.w
    March 7, 2011

    I’m sure that high schools squishing atheist groups is going to make all the non-theist high school kids joint a church. Right?

    Depends on the quality of the joint, I suppose. I hear the Canadians are growing the best stuff these days.

  3. #3 Rich Wilson
    March 7, 2011

    That’s some sneaky spam (#3 is an echo of a comment I made on another discussion).

  4. #4 sidhe3141
    March 10, 2011

    3- You mean your own comment?

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    March 10, 2011

    #3 was deleted. Thus, 4 becomes 3.