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Supreme Court Case Could Boost Religious Schooling

It's rooted in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program

(Newser) - A Supreme Court that seems favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states, the AP reports. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program... More »

He Was Set to Be Valedictorian. Then His School Booted Him

Transgender student says he was told by Christian school not to come on campus

(Newser) - A high school senior says the private Christian school in New Hampshire that he'd attended since kindergarten told him he was no longer welcome because of his gender identity and suggested he get counseling, the AP reports. Stiles Zuschlag, of Lebanon, Maine, tells Seacoast Media Group he'd excelled... More »

Pastor Turns Bible School Into Labor Camp: Affidavit

Reginald Miller faces up to 20 years on each count

(Newser) - The head of a Bible college in South Carolina allegedly made foreign students work at substandard wages and threatened to revoke their visas if they complained, Raw Story reports. Homeland Security Investigations filed the complaint last week against Cathedral Bible College President Reginald Miller, who faces a maximum of 20... More »

Christian School Warns Girl, 8: You're Too Boyish

Sunnie Kahle removed from school after letter

(Newser) - An 8-year-old girl's grandparents received a warning letter from her western Virginia school: Sunnie Kahle, the letter suggested, isn't feminine enough—and risked getting kicked out of the institution. "We believe that unless Sunnie as well as her family clearly understand that God has made her female... More »

Atheism Course Coming to Irish Primary Schools

Or at least, the small handful of them that aren't run by the Catholic Church

(Newser) - Soon, some Irish school children will be learning about doubt. Atheist Ireland has gotten the go-ahead to teach classes about non-belief to primary school children, and will begin doing so with the September 2014 class, the Guardian reports. The program is being developed along with Educate Together, and will be... More »

Calif. Gunman: 'Get in Line, I'm Going to Kill You All'

One L. Goh, 43, identified as suspected shooter at Oikos University

(Newser) - The suspected shooter accused of killing seven people on a Christian college campus in Oakland, one of the worst mass killings in California's history, has been identified as 43-year-old One L. Goh, a naturalized citizen from Korea, the Los Angeles Times reports. Goh was upset after having been dismissed... More »

7 Dead in Calif. School Shooting

Three injured; suspect has been detained

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire at a Christian university in California today, killing at least seven people and wounding three more, before being captured in a nearby city, authorities said. The gunfire erupted around midmorning at Oikos University in Oakland, police said. Television footage showed heavily armed officers swarming the building... More »

Converts Plan Islamic College in Berkeley

Renown converts lead effort to reinterpret Islam

(Newser) - Two superstars of American Islam are at the helm of what they hope will be the nation’s first accredited Islamic college, tasked with creating scholars who can usher a religious renewal. Hamza Yusuf and Zaid Shakir, both converts, aim to admit Zaytuna College’s first class next year in... More »

Fla. Teacher Cops to Sex With Boy, 15; Mom Approves

15-year-old boy's mother approved of affair

(Newser) - A teacher at a Florida private school has resigned and been charged with sexual battery of a child for allegedly carrying on an affair with a 15-year-old student, the Miami Herald reports. Maria Hernandez, 32, was arrested upon the pair's return from Disney World and admitted to sleeping with the... More »

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