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(RNS) The conflict began last October when Ben Wilson, 17, asked assistant principal Connie Weeks for permission to establish a local chapter of Secular Student Alliance, a national organization of nonreligious students.


  1. The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the ACLU are on it. Kalei and her brother will have their secular student group, and more power to them!

    The Secular Student Alliance is growing by leaps and bounds because it fills a purpose.

  2. Hi! I’m a student at Pisgah High and I wrote an article about Kalei’s troubles. Read more here:

  3. … and it’s over. Hypocritical christians have been harassing and threatening violence against Kalei, her immediate family, and digging into their personal life and harassing/threatening extended family and friends:

    If your faith relies on shutting down any disagreement via harassment and treats, it isn’t very strong to begin with.

  4. Awsome idea Ben & Kalei. I know how hard it is for a person to buck the tide in the Bible belt. But you are 100% righteous in that idea. Some day you will look back and be so proud of yourself. Others are taking note and taking heart. They simply are not speaking out about it. Rave on!