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Tenn. high school won't publish atheist student's editorial on religion in schools

February 23rd, 2012 4:37 am by Hugh G. Willett

Tenn.  high school won't publish atheist student's editorial on religion in schools

Krystal Myers, editor of the school paper at Lenoir City High School, has run afoul of school administrators because of her editorial entitled "No Rights: The Life of an Atheist." Schools Director Wayne Miller said it was the decision of the school author

LENOIR CITY — Krystal Myers is an honors student, captain of the swim team and editor of her high school newspaper. She's also an atheist in a predominantly Christian student body.


In a recent editorial that Myers, 18, intended for the Lenoir City High School newspaper entitled "No Rights: The Life of an Atheist," she questioned her treatment by the majority. "Why does atheism have such a bad reputation? Why do we not have the same rights as Christians?" she wrote.


Myers' editorial also accused school administrators, teachers and coaches of violating the constitution by promoting "pro-Christian" beliefs during school-sponsored events. Lenoir City school authorities have denied Myers permission to publish her editorial in the Panther Press, the staff supervised student newspaper.


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