News and Events from Central Arkansas

Secular Group Denies “War on Christmas” Charge


For Immediate Release (Little Rock, Arkansas: November 21, 2012.) The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers today rejected the claim that it is making war on Christmas. The group came under fire this week when it championed concerns voiced by parents of a loc

Freethinker’s Display Returns to State Capitol


For Immediate Release (Little Rock, Arkansas, Nov 29, 2011) For the third consecutive year, the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers will erect a winter solstice holiday display on the grounds of the state capitol.   The four-sided&nb

Called to Teach: Public School Teachers & Professional Development Credits for “Living Christ in the Classroom”?


Reported by: Marci Manley, KARK 4 News "Referring to these students who were in need of help as being poor in spirit," she said flipping through a folder of papers. That's what Debbie Doss recalls the seminar started off with, encouraging

Out of the box thinking


by William Gibson White, The Sentinel Record, Hot Springs, Ark Contrary thinking is not too popular or tolerated in the Bible Belt. Up front, I believe in freedom of religion, as well as freedom from it. And I despise censorship. But thank God f

Churches teaching teachers how to teach religion


Nonbelievers see the program as inappropriate if not illegal. by Doug Smith, Arkansas Times Are conservative Little Rock churches teaching public school- teachers how to bring religion into their classrooms, thereby circumventing laws that require

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