a drag queen reads a book to children at drag queen story hour
June 27th, 2019

The Drag Queen Story Hour event in Spokane, Washington drew hundreds of protesters and counter-protesters to the South Hill Library, where the event took place.– but they’re hardly the first. Across the country, people are up in arms about drag queens reading books to children. Continue reading

Banana with a condom on it
May 31st, 2019

California’s freshly revamped sex-ed guidance has some parents and faith leaders up in arms. According to reports, the new program includes explicit hands-on demonstrations and other features that opponents argue are inappropriate. Continue reading

PBS show Arthur portrays a same-sex wedding
May 24th, 2019

Alabama has decided not to air the season premiere of the famed children’s television show “Arthur” because it features a same-sex marriage between two of the characters. Continue reading

February 18th, 2019

A vocal group of Christian parents has forced an elementary school in the U.K. to cancel a planned production about Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution. The controversial decision has sparked renewed debate over the role of religion in public schools. Continue reading

Indiana Superintendent Casey Smitherman
January 25th, 2019

Religious teachings often press us to help those in need if we are able to do so. The Bible famously includes a parable dedicated to this very idea. But what happens when assuming the role of Good Samaritan goes terribly wrong? One Indiana woman found out the hard way. Continue reading

Jesus in a nativity cage
December 12th, 2018

A Massachusetts church created a Nativity scene featuring baby Jesus in a metal cage. The display is intended to raise awareness about immigration issues, but it’s also generated backlash from conservative circles. Continue reading

Candy Canes
December 7th, 2018

An elementary school principal in Nebraska has landed in hot water after sending out a Christmas memo that included a list of items that would be considered unacceptable during the holidays. Among the various Christmas-themed items on the list was one entry in particular that raised eyebrows: candy canes. Continue reading

Drag queen reading to kids
October 24th, 2018

Houston Public Library’s “Drag Queen Story Hour” has proven to be a step too far in the progressive direction for some conservative religious groups. They argue the program is “perverting” children’s minds and “recklessly promoting LGBT doctrine.” Continue reading

Patient hospital wristband
September 25th, 2018

Children’s Hospital of Colorado has found itself at the center of controversy after a recent announcement that it will no longer be printing gender markers on the wristbands it gives to patients. LGBTQ groups support the decision, but critics say it could prove dangerous. Continue reading

Bert and Ernie gay controversy
September 20th, 2018

Two of Sesame Street’s most recognizable characters became the focus of intense debate across social media recently after a writer for the popular children’s show disclosed that Bert and Ernie are a gay couple. Continue reading