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Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:14 PM

 

Student wins battle to form atheist club at a Georgia H.S.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/06/01/school-rejects-high-school-atheist-group-then-accepts-it-after-ffrf-calls-them-out-on-it/

Colin Muller, a junior at George Walton Comprehensive High School in Marietta, Ga., was denied approval from his school in April to start a new student group titled Freethinkers for Acceptance Cooperation and Trust. (FACT). The school has more than 70 approved student groups, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Muslim Student Association.
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The rejection letter said:

“The committee has decided that your club has not been accepted. There are so many clubs existing at Walton that part of the decision making process includes making sure that clubs do not compete for the same members. Additionally, we cannot accept a club that holds or espouses any particular religious, political or philosophical beliefs, is physical in nature, or does not have a service or curriculum component.”
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On April 29th, Colin was informed that his group was approved.

Ironically, his initial application focused on the mistreatment of atheists:

“This club would not be formed if it were not for the lack of acceptance of freethinkers in the USA. In this day, there are still 50% of Americans who say that they would not vote for a well-qualified atheist candidate solely based on the grounds that said candidate is an atheist.”


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Seems like this has been happening a lot lately - atheists/agnostics winning against school authorities. (In part thanks to groups like FFRF.)

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Response to daaron (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:40 PM

1. "...cannot accept a club that holds...any particular religious, political or philosophical...

...beliefs"

wtf? lol do they even read what hey write?

Good for Colin.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 09:05 PM

2. Of course they do...

But like the "In gawd we trust" on currency and buildings, it's symbolic, not religious.


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Response to daaron (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:26 AM

3. K&R

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