Makes you want to believe in hell, doesn’t it?

I’ve commented on bigotry against religious believers. But let’s not forget that the reverse is much more common in this country. Now that the Secretary of Education has finished writing the regs to make sure that the Bible-thumpers have a fair shot at public-school students, I’d really like to hear from him about this disgusting little story.

UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds, for whom this is (almost) a hometown story, shares my sentiments. And it turns out Atrios (yeah, I know this is a cliche) had it first.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: