New curriculum mandates teaching atheism in public schools

A new curriculum for teaching religion in Wales mandates that atheism be given “equal footing” with Christianity and any other faith.

And it might even be emphasized more.

The U.K.’s Christian Institute said the Welsh parliament has voted to replace its previous religious education standards for schools with new “Religion, Values and Ethics” training that is compulsory.

“A plan to give atheists a veto over any religious teaching in schools was dropped, but the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill allows for disproportionate time to be spent studying Humanism or atheism,” the institute said.

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