High School Atheists Are Organizing -- Why Are Schools Pushing Back?
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It isn't surprising that people who are fearful about atheism in general would be fearful about atheist high school groups in particular. And since high school groups are so vulnerable, it isn't surprising that they would meet with stubborn opposition.
But what does this mean for Brian Lisco, and for other high school atheists trying to organize?
For Lisco and his group, the news has been good. After eight months of stalling and delay tactics, his school abruptly gave him the SSA club... shortly after USA Today contacted them for comment on the matter. For other groups, who won't be able to count on national media attention to aid their cause, the battle for their legal right to organize without intimidation may be more uphill.
But they won't be fighting it alone.
For more information on the Secular Student Alliance high school program, visit the Secular Student Alliance Web site, look at their educator's guide for high school non-theist groups, or contact JT Eberhard, firstname.lastname@example.org.