Monday, November 16, 2009

Indianapolis School District's "Old McDonald" Internet Policy: Here a ban, there a ban, everywhere a ban ban.

Link to November 14 unreasonable faith blogpost, "Indianapolis Schools Ban Atheism Websites", by Jesse Galef. (via Drudge Retort)

Excerpt: The Indianapolis Public School system has a policy to ban certain websites from being viewed at school. I certainly hated it when I was in high school (we found ways to bypass it if course) but it’s a reasonable idea. And the list of subjects banned is pretty straightforward: Pornography, Social Networking, Atheism and “Alternative Spirituality”, Games –

Wait, what? Sites on ‘alternative spirituality’ are banned? From the policy (pdf hosted on FFRF website):

“Sites that promote and provide information on religions such as Wicca, Witchcraft or Satanism. Occult Practices, atheistic views, voodoo rituals or other forms of mysticism are represented here… This category includes sites which discuss or deal with paranormal or unexplained events.”

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