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

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

February 24th, 2012 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

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 authorities not to allow publication of Myers' editorial because of the potential for disruption in the school. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

Krystal Myers, editor of the school paper at...

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.

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