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Texas gov. says religious freedom is not freedom from religion

by Associated Press June 15, 2013.

Print: The Washington Post

Rick Perry on Thursday signed a law protecting Christmas and other holiday celebrations in Texas public schools from legal challenges.

The Rise of the Texas Atheist

By Anna Merlan December 6, 2012.

Print: The Dallas Observer

With help from a former church boy from Dallas, the state’s “nones” are getting organized and going public.

Texas’s war on history

By Katherine Stewart May 19, 2012.

Print: The Guardian

Christian-nationalist zealots are trying to rewrite US history, airbrush slavery and enshrine creationism in Texas schools

Judge tosses creationists’ effort to offer master’s degrees

By MELISSA LUDWIG June 25, 2010.

Print: Houston Chronicle

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by a creationism think tank and school that attempted to force the state of Texas to allow it to offer master’s degrees in science education.

Mandatory Religion in Texas Public Schools

Kacey Cornell August 25, 2009.

Print: examiner.com

As of the 2009-2010 school year public schools in Texas are now required to offer a high school elective course on the literature of the Bible and history of that era.

Dallas Mother Organizes Atheist Camp For Kids

Jay Gormley August 18, 2009.

Print: CBS 11 Dallas/Fort Worth

There are Christian camps, Jewish camps and now there’s a camp for those who question religion. Local atheists and other non-believers are organizing the first camp of its kind for kids in Texas.